Chamfer Tool Dimension HELP!!!

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by The Rock, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. The Rock

    The Rock Guest

    I am looking for some help and suggestions from all of you. We are
    looking to use the Chamfer Dimension tool exclusively for dimensioning
    all of our chamfers, however we do not use the any of the standard
    ways of dimensioning a chamfer. We call out all of our chamfers in
    the form of .XXX CF. Does anyone have any ideas about how to
    accomplish this? Please help!
    The Rock, Jan 30, 2008
  2. The Rock

    mrkmccmbr Guest

    I have had success in changing the way the hole callout for 'hole
    wizard' holes is displayed, for example tapped holes now show DRILL &
    TAP 3/8-16 UNC,
    counterbored holes show DRILL AND C/BORE FOR 3/8" SHCS, and it still
    counts the number of instances. The file I edited for this is
    Solidworks\Lang\English\ calloutformat.txt
    If you look in the same folder possibly the file txformatcallout.txt
    might be the file you need to edit, the very first section is related
    to chamfers. Note the different sections Ansi, Din, Iso, Jis - pick
    the one you are using.

    REMEMBER make a back up of the original file first!!!!!

    I do not know if this is the right answer, or the place to make the
    changes for what you are doing, but I thought I'd give you somrthing
    to try. Hope it helps.

    mrkmccmbr, Feb 1, 2008
  3. The Rock

    Tin Man Guest

    The only way I've found is to create a standard/whatever Chamfer
    Dimension, then with it selected run a macro that modifies it. There
    is no way possible to make it dual units (at least up to SW2007).
    Tin Man, Feb 6, 2008
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