AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Generator With Constraints

Aug 1, 2012

I`m joining pipes together using the nut/bolt/washer method using constraints in assembly then using pattern feature.I`ve not used the bolted connection generator before so i am looking for some feedback on whether this is a better method to use.Is there any advantage to using the bolted connection generator over the placement of nuts/bolts/washer with constraints and then using pattern feature?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Generator Calculations

May 17, 2012

I am using the calculation tab in the bolted connection generator. Is the maximal tangent force (Ft) the total force of plates in shear or per fastener? It appears to be the total force because changing the number of bolts changes the results.

I have been running different configurations due to a failure in a test cell and the numbers don’t seem correct. The calculation indicates that the fastener would fail at a much lower force than it actually is.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Generator Through Multiple Parts

Jan 7, 2013

I'm trying out Inventor 2013 and I have modelled 2 parts. 1 hollow cone with a collar on each end and a disk to fit between 2 instances of that cone positioned in opposite directions in my assembly.

I am having difficulty making a bolted connection between the 3 parts through any of the holes. It only seems to go through one of the collars and the central disk but I can't get the generator to select the correct termination surface on the collar of the second cone. Is this not possible?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Family Name

Jun 21, 2012

I've copied Standard CC libraries to read/write libraries and modified the tables. Mostly fasteners. I've prefixed the family name and family description with our company name.  When I "place from content center", it's easy to see our content because the families are prefixed with our company name.  However, when I use bolted connection, some of the families do not show our family name as a prefix like "place from content center" does. People constantly pick the wrong fasteners. They select fasteners without our Item number, etc. Then, they need to delete the fastener and try again. I can't seem to get bolted connection to show some fasteners with the company name prefix like Place from CC does. However, some families do show it.

Inventor 2012 SP2
Windows 7 64-bit

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Break Bolted Connection

May 27, 2013

Is it possible to break my bolted connection, so that i can change the information given by inventor in the BOM? Its always grayed out and i can`t seems to find a way to make it "ungrayed".

I could change it directly on the .idw but me and my project leader would like to not go on that road. Our teams are seperated in to two. Ones in charge of modeling & the other is in charge of the presentation. We would like to give, as much as possible, not to much leeway on those in charge of the presentation.  

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Will Not Pattern

Oct 31, 2012

I have a simple bolted connection (bolt, nut and washer) and have tried to pattern this to make a toal of 4 bolted connections in a linear pattern. The preview looks fine however when I hit apply the patterned components disappear. I'm not sure why this is, I am using Inventor 2013 64-Bit SP 1.1

Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Delete Bolted Connection

Dec 26, 2013

I installed a bolted connection into my assembly and realized I chose the wrong length.  I simply want to delete the connection and start over but there is no option to delete.Ctrl-Z will not let me back out of the connection either. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Assembly And Bolted Connection

May 9, 2012

I am trying to assembly some party, when after i do the bolted connection and select the fastener, after i choose him i cant select the length, he do this automatically. and because of that my fastener come out of my part.

Where can i change the length of the bolt? i use inventor 2012.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Dialog Box Will Not Show Up

Nov 6, 2013

All of the sudden I cant get to my bolted connection dialog box.

1. The command runs and the prompts at the lower part of the screen show.

2. Have loaded and unloaded / restarted via add ins.

3. Have looked behind all windows ect on both of my 2 screens

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Templates Disappeared?

Oct 4, 2012

I've lost my Bolted Connection Templates... you know, the pre-defined bolt-washer-nut selections available for re-use at the bottom of the Bolted Connection dialoge box.

Did I lose or over-write a file?  What file do my Bolted Connection Templates live in?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Between Non-parallel Surfaces?

Jun 1, 2012

Having trouble bolting through a beam onto a tappered face of a channel. In RL a tapered washer would be used,  though they exist in Content Centre it doesnt work with the application.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Material Change Bolted Connection

Feb 4, 2011

I have a problem with the Bolted Connection tool in inventor. When I use it to place fasteners in my assembly everything works fine, i can select the material I want, etc... The problem is whenever I need to change something in it, the fasteners changes to the first one in the list that appears when you click the ... button, which means that I always get the wrong fasteners.  The workaround we found was to click the ... button again for all the fasterners, and this has to be done in the right order (start to end) otherwise I will get again the wrong fasteners and to select the fasteners again.

One more thing, I'd like to know if it is possible to have a more user-friendly way to change the bolts in bolted connection. I would like it to be like when you import a component from the content center, with that dialog box. As for now, I have to choose the bolts with their part number while when I import them with the content center, I have all set the key values.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Ghost Sketches After Using Bolted Connection

Aug 20, 2013

One of my parts had "Invalid origin/axis" problems and I got all my visible aketches fixed. But I have what I call "ghost" sketches left from bolted connection updates, erasures etc.  I can get rid of the visible points but cannot access the sketches to erase them.

The red + sign showing irritates me and I want rid of it.

I have attached the file, 2014 version, some of the adaptive features may not come thru or they may work better on another computer, who would know.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Extremely Slow

Dec 7, 2011

Adding of a single bolted connection using design accelerator is painfully slow, each command is taking up to 3 minutes? It's in Inventor 2012 by the way

Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Suddenly Not Working?

Dec 13, 2011

Bolted Connection

Placement By hole

Select Start Plane

Select Existing Hole

Select Termination

Receive blank stare from Inventor.

It doesn't change to match the diameter of the hole (which is a hole feature in both parts) and it doesn't bring up a list of fasteners.  Everything is still highlighted in the assembly.  It just won't do anything with it.

Infrastructure DSP '14 / Product DSP '14 / Vault Professional 2014
Dell Precision T1650
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Intel E3-1270 V2 3.5GHz / 32G RAM
Nvidia Quadro 2000, Driver 331.82
Space Navigator, Driver Version 6.17.7

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection To Work Plane?

Mar 20, 2012

I having a stroke or something. I could swear I have used a work plane for a termination plane before in a Bolted Connection. Tried it just now and can't pick the work plane.

Inventor Pro 2013 (PDS Ultimate)
Vault Pro 2013
Windows 7 64
Xeon 2.4 Ghz 12GB

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AutoCAD Inventor :: 2012 - Bolted Connection DA And Clearance.xls

Sep 10, 2012

When I use the DA to generate a bolted joint that utilizes flat head cap screws (English, 82 deg), the countersunk hole is not large enough and it leaves the heads sticking out slightly proud of the surface.  Most of the time when I use FHCS fasteners, the heads must be below flush.

I went into the Clearance.xls file and increased the diameter values for the 82 degree holes.  However, it doesn't appear that the DA actually pulls its hole data from this file.  I saved the XLS file, closed it, closed IV, retarted IV, deleted the old DA assembly and started over.  And I still got the same undersized hole.

However, I did verify that if I just place a HOLE on that point and set the hole as countersunk and clearance for that size of fastener, it will use the hole size that I specified in Clearance.xls.

Inventor 2014 64-bit SP1
Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Won't Show The Bolts?

Mar 8, 2011

Bolted connection, clevis pin and bearing are all not working for me. I can go through the steps of selecting the start plane and then the circular reference and the termination point. That is all successful but the bolt doesn't appear, whether I use a clevis pin or a bearing, I get the same result.

Working with sheet metal or FrameMaker all work fine. My content center shows all the bolts, clevis pins and bearings. The content center seems to be working fine. I'm using inventor 2011.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Through Solid Body

Mar 26, 2013

I'm trying to bolt a solid body (Honda GX160 engine) onto a piece of angle iron (from frame generator).  Starting with a point on a plane on the engine, the Bolted Connection Generator will not let me select a termination plane on the angle iron.

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

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Custom Content

Dec 8, 2009

I've been setting up all our standard faster in the content center. I'm now trying to test the Bolted Connection feature, So far all is well, I can utilize our Nuts and Bolts however I can't select our Washers on the "Select Fastener" dialogue box. When I filter by our Standard it shows nothing, When I filter by All, it shows a whole bunch of washers (But not all of the ones included in content center). What determines whether a fastener will be displayed in the "Select Fastener" dialogue box?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection With Derived Parts?

Jan 24, 2012

I have a problem with the Bolted Conection function when using derived parts created from a multi-body part.

I created a multi-body part in which I pit some holes with the hole function (clearence hole, through, M16, normal). After that I generate all the compontents. In the generated asembly I tried to add a bolted connection (placement by hole). Normaly after selecting the start-plane and the hole it discovered patterns (if exist). Now, after selecting start plane no holes are found.

see attachment for simplified model. Autodesk Inventor Product Design Suite 2013 SP1.1

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection Hole Size

Oct 7, 2013

In my workflow i always use a wireframe to do my design. I always try to put all the information necessary on that wireframe so that i don`t get myself lost in my own designing. That includes also the position of the holes that will be put on my structure.

To ensure that i have, later-on, no error. I try not to do anything adaptive. To make my holes without projecting those points, i use bolted connection. Before, when i was using that function, for the same sketch layout of a bolt pattern that i made,  only on one member those holes where made. So i was forced each and every time to use that function as much as i had members to put those holes in.

Now with the new patch, i was happy, for some reason the holes where appearing to the other members. But Some time later, i realized that even though the holes where made, It wasn`t at the same sizes!!! 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolts In Bolted Connection Missing?

Jun 18, 2013

Myself and my coworkers have noticed that some times bolted connections will be missing a bolt. The bolt in question will appear again if you edit the bolted connection and hit ok and let it rebuild. But then another bolt in a different bolted connection will disappear. I just went back and forth between updating two sets of bolted connections and each time I updated one a bolt in the other disappeared. It's almost like there is a limit to how many bolts the assembly will show at once. The assemblies in question don't always have large numbers of bolts and other hardware though.

I'm running Inventor 2013 SP2 running Nvidia Driver Release 276.42 [], which is the last recommended driver. I've also run newer/older drives with no difference.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection With Option Concentric

Aug 23, 2010

I've been using inventor for past 3 yrs. I just love it.

1. BOLTED CONNECTION: whenever i perform a bolted connection with option "CONCENTRIC", though it creates the holes in all the locations but places fasteners only in the first hole(refer attached picture). I'll have to copy and paste it individually for all other holes then, which is quite a hassle. It works fine with all other options i.e BY HOLES, POINTS etc.

2. While creating a new part, I usually makes the referance planes in the center of the part which makes it easier to assemble by planes in a large assembly. For this purpose, i have to project the planes and then get my sketch symetric to the planes during every part creation. As I've worked in other softwares too, where in sketch it automatically alows to use the referance planes for sketching, so we don't have to project it in order to use it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection - Tool Will Only Draw One Bolt

Apr 21, 2011

Im using the bolted connection tool and when i chose all of circluar reference and pick out my bolt and nut the tool will only draw one bolt and ignore all the other circular references.  It previews all the bolts just fine ut will only place a bolt in one of the circular references.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Publish Drilled Shank And Use It In Bolted Connection

Apr 18, 2013

Would it be possible to publish a Drilled shank to CC and reuse it in the bolted connection?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Updates To A Bolted Connection Changes Material Selection

Mar 31, 2011

I've created my own library of bolts to include multiple material selections for each bolt.  This works fine. But everytime I update my bolted connection, whether i do it manually or automatic it changes my material selection for the bolt to the first material listed in my bolt libaray table.  This is also true for the nuts as well.  Is there something that i have done wrong to make this happen?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bolted Connection - Missing Heavy Hex Bolts

May 28, 2013

I am trying to generate bolted connections using the heavy hex bolts - this family does not appear when trying to select - I only get Cap Screws and standard Hex Bolts (amont the slotted varieties) - why no heavy hex hd. structural bolts? 

Product Design Suite Ultimate 2014
Vault Professional 2014
Windows 7 Pro SP1
HP-Z400: 2.67 GHz 12 Gb Ram
Nvidia Quadro FX1800 driver 276.42

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Pattern Fails On Edit Of Bolted Connection

Apr 23, 2012

Put a flange in an assy file use bolted connection to add bolt set.

pattern (i was using polar to pattern around a ring main)

now use 'edit with content centre' to change ...lets say the length

now when i exit the bolted connection dialogue, the pattern that the boltset was part of, fails (disappears)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Editing Bolted Connection Design Accelerator XML Data

Apr 28, 2013

I've got a strange situation regarding the bolted connection generator. For some background, I made another post a while back about editing the hole sizes for Flat Head Cap Screws so that the heads were below flush. That thread is here:


Basically, I increased the countersink diameters Clearance.xls and then found that the Design Accelerator doesn't use that spreadsheet for its data source. More research led me to this file:
C:UsersPublicDocumentsAutodeskInventor 2013Design DataDesign AcceleratorTablesHolesAnsi Unified Screw Threads.xml

So I edited the diameters in this file and tested the design accelerator and everything was great. [I kept a backup of the original...]

Since then, another thing that has bothered me was counterbore numbers for socket head cap screws. The Cbore diameters don't match the tools that we have and the depths are always right on size. i.e. for a 1/4" SHCS, the bore is 7/16" diam x 0.250" deep. In reality our cbore tools are about 0.406 and we cut them about 0.265 deep to make sure the head is below flush.

I went in to these two XML files and edited them (and kept backups): Ansi Metric M Profile.xml Ansi Unified Screw Threads.xml

Everything seems to be cool, except for one scenario. When I create a counterbored joint for a metric SHCS, the cbore diameter is always 16.00 mm diameter and too deep, regardless of its size. I searched the XML file and what it's doing *does not* match the data in the XML file. I monkeyed around a little more and could not get the counterbores to come out right.

So at that point, I renamed all the files to restore my original backups to the "factory" ones. I assumed that I screwed up the formatting or something in the data table and I'd just try it again. However, even after I restored my backups and removed my edited files, the metric counterbores are messed up.

What I don't understand is that changing the file "Ansi Unified Screw Threads.xml" *did* update the holes for English screw joints. But does the DA pull data for metric joints from somewhere OTHER than "Ansi Metric M Profile.xml"? And if it does use this XML file, why isn't it working? The original data has been restored, but the behavior is not behaving correctly.

Inventor 2014 64-bit SP1
Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Using Rivet Fix In Similar Way To Bolted Connection In Design Accelerator

Jun 7, 2012

Is there a way of using design accelerator to rivet fix as you would with bolted connection ? I know that by initiating the bolted connection command there is no option to use rivet to complete the connection as is done with bolts. It would be great if rivets from the content centre could be somehow imported into the bolted connection component generator (or readily available) to add like bolted connection or if there are any 'workaround's' to produced similar results ?

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