Changing the Default Line Thickness on Parts

March 9, 2015




Draft Q&A – Changing the Default Line Thickness on Parts

How do you change the default line thickness on parts in a draft?

The part lines are controlled by a style, in this case “Visible Edge Style”

visible edge style

These styles are controlled in the “Styles” menu:

styles menu

Select “Line”, “Visible” and click “Modify”

style menu

Click on the “General” Tab and set the width:

general tab

How do you make a standard bill of materials table with the settings saved into the border template?

This is can go in a couple of different directions, 1st – you can save BOM settings and re-call them when needed in the properties menu:

parts list properties

You can go each tab and make changes and when done, go to the “General” tab and you can save the settings under a new name.

saved settings

Then when needed you can re-call the settings by clicking the drop menu on the Parts list command bar.


2nd you can create something called a Quicksheet Template:

Once you have a draft setup with views and a Parts List (BOM) you save it, and then go to the Application Menuà and select Create Quicksheet Template, then you will see a warning dialog box (this is just letting you know that the views, dim and other information will be deleted and it will just keep the settings and views. Click “Yes”

create quicksheet template

Save the file to your template dir.

save as

Then with the QS loaded, just add part to file and the views and BOM will be created.


How do you reference the mass/weight from the part file in a draft?

Before you get to the draft, you need to ensure that material has been set on the part in the modeling environment and Physical Properties have been updated:

physical properties

In the Draft, use the Callout command, select Property Text, from the Drop Down menu select “Index Reference”, scroll down to “Mass”, click “Select” and click “OK”

callout command
drop down menu

Click “OK”.

Click OK

On the command bar de-select the leader line and the brake line and place the Callout.


***If you want this on the Title Block, then you need to add this Callout to the Background instead of the Working Sheet View

How do you get the information of a threaded hole that was created in the model to it was input when the hole was made?

Create the hole in the mode using the Hole command:

Hole command

While in the modeling environment, you can go to “PMI” choose “Callout”


Clear the Callout Text boxes, and select the “Feature Callout” tab, and copy the line of text next to Simple (threaded) ( you can also build your own Callouts by choosing from the small icons on the bottom of the dialog box)

callout properties
callout properties

Click “OK” and select the hole and place the PMI (re-select the leader line and the break in the leader if needed)


In the draft, repeat the steps above. Or, just retrieve the on that view:

retrieve dimensions
Post by Sam Estrada

Hello, my name is Sam and I am an Application Engineer with expertise in Solid Edge and Teamcenter here at Swoosh Technologies. My goal is to help people utilize digital design and data management programs to create more efficient, time, and cost-saving processes for others.

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