Adding Hole Callouts in a Drawing

You can add hole callouts in standard drawing views and in section views.

To add a hole callout:

  1. Click Hole Callout (Annotation toolbar), or click Insert > Annotations > Hole Callout.
    The pointer changes to .
  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 and the dimension of the hole diameter. If the depth of the hole is known, the callout also contains a depth symbol 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 was created by the Hole Wizard, you can click Callout 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 .
    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.
    Display Options > Display As Linear

Adding Hole Callouts in Section Views

You can apply hole callouts to cross-sectioned holes and slots.

You can apply the callouts in section views, broken-out section views, and detail views. You can apply the callouts to these features:
  • Hole Wizard holes and slots
  • Advanced Holes
  • Holes created with Cut-Revolve
  • Holes and slots created with Cut-Extrude

To add hole callouts in section views:

  1. Click Hole Callout (Annotation toolbar) or Insert > Annotations > Hole Callout.
    The pointer changes to .
  2. Select any line segment of the cross-sectioned hole.
    • Click to select a side edge:

    • Shift + click to select a top or bottom edge:

  3. Click to place the callout.