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CadDennis
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Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

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09-26-2007 09:09 AM
Hi All,

Have you ever created external and internal threads for a nut or a bolt with version 2006. I have seen a tutorial for creating a threaded bolt but with AutoCAD 2007 using Helix and sweep. We currently have R2006 and don't know it is possible to draw threads.
If you have done it, please show me how. Thanks much
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teiarch
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-26-2007 09:16 AM in reply to: CadDennis
Did you search the 06 forum to see if it could be done?
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CadDennis
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-26-2007 09:57 AM in reply to: CadDennis
Yes, but they are not real threads. JDMATHER has an instruction how to create a threaded bolt with AutoCAD 2007. It is really good. But we don't have 2007, we have 2006. And I just want to know it is posible to draw it or it is impossible!
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cbaze
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-26-2007 11:21 AM in reply to: CadDennis
There are some lisp routines out there that do it, but they basically calculate points and connect them... so it would be graphics intensive and not a true helix.
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teiarch
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-26-2007 02:12 PM in reply to: CadDennis
O.K.....another question....did you TRY creating threads in 2006 and it didn't work? Or do you need 1000% assurance against the possibility of failure?

Sometimes one can learn by simply trying. Not recommended for brain surgery, atomic ordinance disposal, rocket science or similar occupations.
*Mason
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-27-2007 03:23 AM in reply to: CadDennis
J D Mather supplied me with a document "TUTORIAL 4 CUT THREADS"

ATTACHED TUTORIAL 4 CUT THREADS.pdf
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Hi All,

Have you ever created external and internal threads for a nut or a bolt with
version 2006. I have seen a tutorial for creating a threaded bolt but with
AutoCAD 2007 using Helix and sweep. We currently have R2006 and don't know
it is possible to draw threads.
If you have done it, please show me how. Thanks much
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JDMather
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-27-2007 06:15 AM in reply to: CadDennis
You could download a 30-day free trial of AutoCAD 2008 or the free Inventor LT.
If you use Inventor LT Save Copy As ACIS (*.sat) and use the acisin command in AutoCAD.

There has been a method posted pre-2007 but you would have to search to find it.
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-27-2007 06:28 AM in reply to: CadDennis
Are you looking for a way to make a threaded bolt in a mindless way? It has been possible to make true threaded bolts using 3-D commands since 2002, that I know of. Probably earlier but I didn't use any earlier versions.

There is no trick or magical command though that I know of except like Mather said, using another program like inventor or PRO-E which are better suited for the design of these types of parts. Even then you still have to know the pitch diameter, major and minor diameters and the rest of the calcs.

A CAD program is NOT a substitute for knowledge. It will only exponentially show the lack of.
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teiarch
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-27-2007 09:19 AM in reply to: CadDennis
"A CAD program is NOT a substitute for knowledge. It will only exponentially show the lack of".

Wish I had thought of that! :-)
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cbaze
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Re: Create threads for a bolt using AutoCAD 2006

09-27-2007 11:11 AM in reply to: CadDennis
Without helix or sweep? Please post your pre-2007 "true threaded bolt" drawing.
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