2 years and at least 2 releases ago, and STILL studs are not allowed in the Bolted Connections. Auto dropping studs, (after first having to create, author and then publish them as they are NOT included in CC), washers and nuts on each and every flange in a piping system that may include hundreds if not thousands of flanges.... is not going to be very productive.
And yes, I will post this in the wish list. I'm just venting. Sorry. Everyone go back to your knitting.
Add one more vote for studs, please.
In my experience in chemical and pulp/paper industries, they're often preferred for piping due to more even torquing.
Count me IN. We deal most of our job using Stud Bolt connection as a standard connection on piping (Mining Industry). Including this feature in INV will be very very advantagous ( Saves time & effort ). Why is it not included anyway? it is actually a typical connection.
another year...another release...still no stud bolts !!!!????
After much trial and error I was able to create and publish a stud that works with bolted connections. I had to convince it that it was actually a hex head bolt. The trial and error was in determining a distance off the end of the stud to use as the insertion point. IV thinks everything beyond that point is the hex head. I had to play around with it to make sure I left enough room for washer and nut... and still have at least some thread sticking out so it looked realistic. We place them in our piping assemblies only for a count... so it didn't need to be perfect.
Once I published the part, I combined elements of it's family table with some from a hex bolt FT I had opened in Excel and saved to my desktop. That way I was able to add all of the sizes without having to type them all... I did a lot of copy and paste.
I'm attaching the ipart and an excel spreadsheet here. (IV 2011 Pro) If you publish this part and then edit the family table, and paste the contents of the spreadsheet.... well, I can't make any guarentees but it might work. I may have had to do some other tweaks that I can't recall right now. Worth a shot? Publish it to the Hex Head bolts folder in your CC. IV has to think it is a hex bolt.
Another vote from this side! Integrate studbolts in the Bolted Connection Generator! At this moment we aren't using the BCG (Bolted Connection Generator) but insert the studbolts manually. It has occured several times now that after altering the distance between the washers, we forgot to increase/decrease the length of the used studbolt. Tried with Autolimits to warn the CAD-designers when difference between distances was too low, but to use this method consumes lot's of time, and it doesn't work when we choose studs with a different diameter. With other words, this has cost us money for buying new studbolts! I don't mind researching how I can solve this by tweaking standard CC-components, but a structural solution for this problem should be implemented yesterday.
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