In prior years of SOLIDWORKS, cosmetic thread callouts were added into drawings either automatically on view creation, or manually this way. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, the cosmetic thread callouts can be shown like dimensions, but the prior method is still available. The new functionality in 2020 works like this:
- Here is a sample part with cosmetic thread using these settings (Insert > Annotations > Cosmetic Thread)
- Insert view into drawing and add a Smart Dimension, selecting the silhouette edge(s) such that the pointer changes to this when hovering over the edge(s):
- Place the Smart Dimension:
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