18 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2016 5:50 PM by Brian McEwen

    Anyone use a good bolts and fasteners library?

    Brian McEwen

      I still have not tried CADparts.com or SolidParts or 123GO.   It doesn't seem like any of these have updated their documentation in years.

      Here is another I had not noticed before: IDEAL PARTS   But I think it is only metric? (and more costly)

       

      Has anyone tried these? Ideally looking for feedback and comparison. The cost is reasonable for most of them, I just don't want to waste time on one that doesn't work well - and I figure it might take some time to get used to it and figure that out.   I'm on SolidWorks Standard 2016.

       

      One feature I want is the ability to change size (length or diameter ideally) without breaking mates.

      I'm a little wary of the configurations approach that SolidParts seems to take. Lots of configs in one file.

       

      See also:  Re: Does anyone sell a dvd full of fasteners?

      Re: Free, open source part libraries?

       

      McMaster is great and all, but they sometimes have helical threads and I need to spend time cleaning up the model.

       

      Thanks!