I'm having trouble calming down the screw threads on prints, they show up really dark.  I tried resetting the Model Item Cosmetic Threads, tried changing the part's line type, filtering the cosmetic threads, and hiding the threads.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

 

 

SCREW THREAD TOO DARK ON PRINT.JPG


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Last comment By: Dan Pihlaja   Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:07:02 GMT
Re: Screw Threads too Dark on Drawing Print

Create a "simplified" configuration for each of the parts that has it.  In that simplified configuration for each of the parts involved, suppress the actual threads (and knurl on that knob), then reference that configuration in the assembly under another "simplified" configuration.  Then use that simplified configuration in your drawing.

 

No need to actually show the threads at all (in my opinion) as they won't be perfectly manufacture-able as modeled anyway.

 

Edit: you can then use the non-simplified configuration for the individual drawings of the individual parts in which you are defining those parts (assuming you are manufacturing them and not purchasing them)

By: Dan Pihlaja  Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:05:08 GMT
Re: Screw Threads too Dark on Drawing Print

I agree with Dan (I usually do).  Much of my hardware doesn't even have the threads modeled, and if it does I use a configuration with them suppressed when the hardware is used in an assembly.  I frequently put a note on the drawing saying something like "Threads not shown for clarity."

By: Glenn Schroeder  Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:43:14 GMT
Re: Screw Threads too Dark on Drawing Print

Thanks, Dan (and Glenn)!

 

Worked like a charm and looks much better!SCREW THREAD TOO DARK ON PRINT - FIX.JPG

By: Rebecca Bennett  Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:42:06 GMT
Re: Screw Threads too Dark on Drawing Print

Glad it worked for you!

By: Dan Pihlaja  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:07:02 GMT
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