Adding Hole Callouts in a Drawing

  1. Click Hole Callout Tool_Hole_Callout_Annotation.gif (Annotation toolbar), or click Insert > Annotations > Hole Callout .
    The pointer changes to pointer_Hole_Callout.gif.
  2. Click the edge of a hole, then click in the graphics area to place the hole callout.
    A Hole Callout is inserted and the Dimension PropertyManager appears. The callout contains a diameter symbol symbol_diameter.gif and the dimension of the hole diameter. If the depth of the hole is known, the callout also contains a depth symbol symbol_depth.gif and the dimension of the depth. If the hole is created in the Hole Wizard, the callout contains additional information (the dimensions of a countersink or number of hole instances, for example).
  3. Edit the callout in the Dimension PropertyManager.

    You can specify precision, select an arrow style, or add text. However, you should retain the dimensions and symbols for the size and type of hole.

    If the hole has been created by the Hole Wizard, you can also click Variables in the Dimension PropertyManager to access a list of Callout Variables to insert into the hole callout.

    If you attach a hole callout to a tapped hole in ANSI inch standard and the current drawing units are millimeters, the drill diameter and hole depths are reported in mm but the thread description retains the ANSI inch size designation. You might want to replace the thread description with other variables from the Callout Variables dialog box.
  4. Repeat steps 2 through 4 to insert additional hole callouts, then click PM_OK.gif.
  5. You can display the dimension in various formats by right-clicking the dimension and clicking Display Options, then clicking an option: Display as Diameter, Display as Radius, Display as Linear, Show Parentheses, or Show as Inspection.