Tips & Tricks: The Different of Smart Dimension & Hole-Callout

I create some holes using hole wizard and linear patterns it.

Then I make a new drawing from this part. When come to dimensioning, do you know that there is a different between smart dimension and hole-callout?

If I use smart dimension:
Only able to display the diameter of the hole.

If I use hole-callout:
I able to callout the number of instances (due to linear pattern), diameter and the depths of the holes.

Now you know the different. Don't make this mistake ya!~

Ken ( is the Application Engineer (AE), specialist in SolidWorks and SolidWorks enterprise PDM for IME group of companies. He may not have a good fighting skill but he is good in providing solution to manage your company data.