Cosmetic Threads PropertyManager

Specify the following properties when inserting a cosmetic thread in a part, assembly, or drawing.

For shaded display of cosmetic threads, click Options Tool_Options_Standard.gif. On the Document Properties tab, select Detailing. Under Display filter, select Shaded cosmetic threads.

To open the Cosmetic Threads PropertyManager:

  1. On a cylindrical feature (a boss, a cut, or a hole), select the circular edge where the thread begins.
  2. Click Cosmetic Thread Tool_Cosmetic_Thread_Annotation.gif (Annotation toolbar), or click Insert > Annotations > Cosmetic Thread.

Thread Settings

select_edge_cir.png Circular Edges Select a circular edge in the graphics area.
  Standard Lets you set the dimensioning standard for the cosmetic thread.
  Type Lets you select the type of threads.
  Size Lets you select the size of the cosmetic thread based on the dimensioning standard you selected. Valid values for the selected edge are listed.
dim_diam.png Minor Diameter, Major Diameter, or Conical Offset Sets the diameter for the dimension corresponding to the entity type with the cosmetic thread.
  End Condition The cosmetic thread extends from the edge selected above to the end condition:


A specified depth. In Start from a face/plane, select a face or plane, and specify the thread depth below.


Completely through the existing geometry.

Up to Next

To the next entity that intercepts the thread.

PM_CThread_Depth.gif Depth Enter a value when the End Condition is Blind.

Thread Callout

Type text to appear in the thread callout. (The thread callout appears in drawing documents only.) If you selected a Standard, the thread callout is driven by the standard and cannot be edited.

Thread callouts are not used in certain dimensioning standards. If a cosmetic thread callout is defined in the part or assembly but is not displayed in the drawing, you can display the callout in the drawing by selecting Insert Callout from the shortcut menu. Also, if a thread callout is deleted in a drawing, you can display it by selecting Insert Callout from the shortcut menu.

Configurations. Specifies the configurations to which the callout applies.

Cosmetic thread callouts are configurable only when Standard is set to None in the Cosmetic Thread PropertyManager.

Layer PM_Layer.gif

In drawings with named layers, select a layer.