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I was wondering if anyone could post a sample file of a threaded bolt or nut. I have looked at some tutorials for Rhino and tried to execute in sT, with no luck. This seems like a good candidate for an add-on script.

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Should be easy with :Cylinder/prism/Helix/tube/boolean...

- If youre looking for automated ANSI -type stuff - thats really

more of a CAD thing than surface modeller.

Most CAD apps. have libraries and Smart components for that.

Maybe download from an online Library in STEP-format.

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I would be open for any suggestions as far as inline libraries. Most of the ones I have found are mesh 3DS Max files. I really need surfaces that I can use to boolean existing nurbs surfaces.

Havent done a search on nuts and bolts but they should have them:

http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/default.aspx

http://www.traceparts.com/

As for the Helix - Youre right - I tried and finally did it

with Multisweep.

Dont use multiple profiles. Just one profile at the beginning of

the path and a single Helical path.

Constrain rotation to axis.

Its a bit sensitive and you can start with few rotations on Helix.

Set a fairly high number of sections/profiles.

- Then cap the ends.

I would post the file but havent got the time right now to set up an

external link.

- Hope they add an upload function to this forum.

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I would post the file but havent got the time right now to set up an

external link.

- Hope they add an upload function to this forum.

This has been now added.

If you go to start a New Topic, you will be able to attach a file.

You can also post your Reply, and then looking at your message there will be an Attach File link.

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