Friday, October 30, 2009

What's New in SolidWorks 2010- How to apply cosmetic thread in 2D engineering drawing?



Cosmetic Thread

Facing problem to assign cosmetic thread in your Drawing? Good news from SolidWorks 2010! With the enhancement in 2010, you can directly assign the cosmetic thread in 2D drawing without prepare it in your 3D model 1st. Basically,user just need to activate the cosmetic thread function under drawing annotation, then select the circular edge from the drawing view that you wish to apply the symbol, various type of hole standards is provided under this function! Due to the capability of propagating the changes in 2D into 3D model, the cosmetic thread symbol that has been applied in 2D drawing will just update the 3D model itself as well. That's why when you generate the section view from the parent view of cosmetic thread, you can clearly see the symbol is appear as well in the new generated section view!