DC Bolt Builder

DC Bolt Builder

Postby Howard leslie » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:11 pm

DC Bolt Builder
See attached
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Release Log:
V3 2009-12-12 first public release.
V3 2011-09-10 edits to jpgs / all attachments reloaded / no edit to DC
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Users can enter variables in any units eg millimetres, feet and inches etc
Bolts can be built to any size.
Turn Layers On / Off as required eg BoltOrigin, BoltCentreMarks etc
The Scenes (Pages) shown in the *.skp file eg ISOs / Elevations / Plans etc can be used to help Export out the data to 2D CAD (eg Autocad) if Reqd. (see screen dump).
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Any probs / suggestions / improvements / feedback etc - giz a shout
Enjoy
Howard L'

Keywords: DC Dynamic Component Bolt Bolts Nut Nuts Washer Washers Builder
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DC_BoltBuilder_SU_1.jpg

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DC_BoltBuilder_ACAD_2.jpg

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DC_BoltBuilder_V3.skp

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Re: DC Bolt Builder

Postby remus » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:44 pm

Wicked component :thumb:
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Re: DC Bolt Builder

Postby utiler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:29 pm

That's nuts! :berserk: :berserk: [Pardon the pun....]

Well done Howard and thank you kindly for sharing....
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Re: DC Bolt Builder

Postby Gridbeam Solutions » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:42 pm

Newbie here -- Bolt Builder is a GREAT concept, but I'm having some problems with it (SketchUp 8 free; Mac).

I did figure out that for US Standard bolts, I need to change the file's measurements to Fractional in order to input measurements in inches.

However, if I enter a material thickness of 3", BB lists the shaft length as 5.071" -- NOT the correct 3.5".

Also, if I enter a shaft diameter of, say, 5/16", BB converts that to 5" (!). Yes, 5 INCHES wide. If I enter the number as a decimal (e.g. .25" instead of 1/4"), BB acts correctly.

BB also specifies a very narrow washer, whereas my application requires wider washers. Yes I can go in and change the washers manually... but it would be nice to have the option to type in a value in BB and override the calculated default.

Hopefully I'll get to be enough of a SketchUp expert at some point to build on your excellent work and make dynamic component Bolt Builders for more types of hardware. Thanks for posting this!
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Re: DC Bolt Builder

Postby mlyall » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:56 am

Great DC, thanks for sharing.
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Re: DC Bolt Builder

Postby jumpjack » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:16 pm

Can't threads be created too this way?!?
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Re: DC Bolt Builder

Postby Jspro » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Does this program create the threads?
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