If you had interest in my previous article: The “Easy Bake” recipe for Displaying Cosmetic Threads, you may be wondering where to find the four settings that were mentioned. This article will help you to locate each of the four SOLIDWORKS Cosmetic Thread Display settings.
The four settings that affect the visibility of cosmetic threads within the SOLIDWORKS part, drawing and assembly environments are:
- “View All Annotations” Setting
- “Cosmetic Threads” Setting
- “Display Annotations” Setting
- “Use Assembly Settings for all components” Option
As I mentioned in my previous article, it is a combination of these settings that can often prevent the display of cosmetic threads entirely.
Some of these options can be mildly difficult to find, thus I will do my best to illustrate them below:
“View All Annotations” Setting”
The “View All Annotations” setting is located within the View menu:
View menu > All Annotations
The remaining three options are all found via the right-click shortcut menu of the Annotations Folder on the Feature Manager Design Tree.
“Cosmetic Threads” Setting
The “Cosmetic Threads” may be found via Right click on Annotations folder > Details > “Cosmetic threads” checkbox
“Display Annotations” Setting
Right click on Annotations folder > check the “Display Annotations” option
“Use Assembly Settings for all components” Option
Right click on Annotations folder > Choose Details > “Use assembly settings for all components” checkbox
Now that you are armed with the “Where” and the “How” of the SOLIDWORKS Cosmetic Thread display settings, you can feel confident in moving forward to troubleshoot any display issues you encounter involving cosmetic threads!