I am looking to model some metric threads for an up coming project.
I just want to make sure I am doing it the right way.
If someone had a nut and a bolt drawing they could share I would love to take a look at it.
Threads modeled in parts even from McMaster seldom are correct but close representations. If you want to properly model a thread either by cutting the grooves or add the thread peaks you can find the information in the Machinery's Handbook. There are many more sources but this one is well known. I suppress the threads in the models I download to reduce CPU time (minor) and model/drawing size.
What version of Solidworks are you using, Standard, Professional or Premium?
If you are using Professional or Premium you can use the Toolbox items.
Martin Green:...you can use the Toolbox items.
...you can use the Toolbox items.
I have never seen modeled threads in Toolbox - can you post example?
I am using Professional 2012.
Could you please post an example?
It would really help.
do you still want some home made examples with all configurations of different lenghts?
Have a good day,
That would be really helpful!
I'm sure over time some other people from this forum will want to look at them too.
Thanks in advance!
this is the simple sample of my own thread model ( with configurations of different lengths )
There is so many ways it can be done but I am only using this version.
Let me know if you like it ok?
If not, we can do something else.....:-)
Have a good day
PS: The thread cut profile is not 100% geometry according to books ( It can be changed it easily ) but the pitch 1.25mm is correct.
I don't need the SPOT ON thread geometry because I only use those bolts for visual purposes in my assemblies.
did you check the Sample that I uploaded on 12.7.?
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