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Panygeric
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Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

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04-19-2013 11:14 AM

Just a basic question I'm seeming to run into - Apparently "ACME"-style threads are not available in Inventor 2012??

Ray,

Fair enough.  I was just checking.

 

Then the short answer is "No".  You are going to have to create your own thread.

 

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Re: Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

04-19-2013 12:13 PM in reply to: Panygeric

Don't you mean ASME?  If so they coincide with ANSI which are there.

 

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Re: Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

04-19-2013 12:15 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

ACME

http://www.mcmaster.com/#about-acme-threads-for-threaded-rods/=me4obt

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Re: Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

04-19-2013 12:26 PM in reply to: RayFeiler

Ray,

Fair enough.  I was just checking.

 

Then the short answer is "No".  You are going to have to create your own thread.

 

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Re: Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

04-30-2013 04:56 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

OK - Thanks! Hopefully this is something that will be in the future or just got overlooked?? :manembarrassed: It's a fairly common  usage thread type - think of  those feed screws w/ the round spinning turnhandles you find on A LOT of larger shop equipment....

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Re: Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

04-30-2013 06:24 AM in reply to: Cadmanto
That's surprising. I've never had cause to use ACME threads, but I would expect to use them before some of those other odd thread standards Inventor does have.
By the way, ACME threads are standard to use on any sort of jack screw, like the feed screw on an engine lathe.
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Re: Inventor 2012 - ACME Threads Not Available??

04-30-2013 06:27 AM in reply to: Panygeric

For ACME thread type I like actual modeled threads rather than cosmetic representation.

I made an iPart with commonly used sizes.

 

We were just using this this morning in Dynamic Simulation to demonstrate use of the Screw Joint type.

 

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