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JohnHolder
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Rounded Plate and bolts

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08-07-2012 04:18 PM

I am trying to add bolts to a steel tank structure, and I am sure there is a faster more efficient way ( I hope ) to do this.

 

I have added a render of the tank with some bolts in it.

Each panel is bolted together ( shown )

and angles offset bolted to the panels ( shown with partal bolting )

 

Currently I have had to rotate the entire model, then add bolts/holes

for each of the panels, which wasn't too bad.

 

but for the angles... each angle has 21 holes and there are 8 angles, and rotating the model 

168 times and adding a couple bolts ( top and bottom angles ) is just not good.

 

I have tried coping bolts but they do not rotate.

 

any ideas?

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JohnHolder
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Re: Rounded Plate and bolts

08-10-2012 10:34 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Unfortunatly to keep all the 'intelligent' data, I have to rotate the model for each bolt...

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Priitl220
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Re: Rounded Plate and bolts

08-13-2012 10:20 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

If there is a repetitive detail, I usually add bolts to that element and copy that element with bolts around. Then I just use adapt bolts.

 

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