I typically use basic ISO fastners in conjunction with the bolted connection generator. Just now I have discovered the ability to add a custom library to the content centre. This appears fantastic as I no longer have to sift through the 10 - 30 or so items available in each category to complete my bolted connection.
However I am experiencing a delima that I hope someone can assist me with?
I have created a custom library called "My Favourites" and it contains 6 bolt families, 1 spring & flat washer family and 1 nut family. All families are derived from the ISO standard (bar the spring washer which is DIN 128) and all thread pitches for the respective nut and bolt connection(s) match.
The problem I am experiencing is when I execute the bolted connection command I can add the bolt, 2 flats and 1 spring washer yet when I come to close the connection with a nut the nut selection box is empty?
I have the active project configured with "My Favourites" "Inventor Feature" & "Inventor Routed Systems" as the only in use libraries. Secondly, I have verified the existance of the nut(s) in "My Favourites" in the Content Centre Editor.
I am using Inventor 2010 updated to SP3 on a standalone machine, running Windows 7 Ultimate (w/ latest updates)
I had the same problem. I saw that I had used "copy to" to create the family. I used "save copy as" on that family and created a copy. I could then see both families from the bolted connection generator. I went back and deleted the copy and I could still see and choose the original family.
Geoffrey Wheeler IV Pro 2011 64bit SP2; Win7 Ultimate SP1 ASUS MB Intel i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz, 8GB RAM ATI AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series, 1GB RAM