Cosmetic Threads in SOLIDWORKS describe the attributes of a specific hole so you don’t need to add real/feature threads to a model. A cosmetic thread represents the minor (inner) diameter of a thread on a boss or the major (outer) diameter of a thread on a hole and can include a hole callout in drawings.
Shaded Assembly View
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To begin, check the document properties to be sure you can view them as expected.
Note: Use CTRL + B (or Q) after all changes to be sure the threads display as intended.
There are four options to determine if you will see the threads display in an assembly.
I hope you found this article helpful. You can take a deeper dive into Cosmetic Thread editing and styles here.
About Randle Wood
Randle is a Technical Support & New Products Specialist and has been with GoEngineer since 2009. He has a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design and has been a SOLIDWORKS user since before the turn of the century.
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