Fasteners Assembly

Fasteners Assembly alt > Fasteners Assembly This command is used to place in the scene an assembly composed by a screw, washers and nut.



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Settings

Fasteners Settings The items included in this box enable you to save the current setting of the component. This enables you to recall them quickly in future sessions. The buttons included in this section enable you to save, remove or apply any saved setting.

Components

Fasteners Assembly This section is composed by four tabs: Screw, Washer1, Whaser2 and Nut. Every tab is used to set the property of the related component. Every section contains a drop down button used to select the kind of component to use.

Fasteners Assembly boss If you choose to have the threaded end instead of the bolt, a new tab appears to choose which nut to place at the beginning.

Parameters

Fasteners Assembly The central section of the dialog contains all the options useful to select the standard and the dimensions of the selected component. For the Screw, these parameters are: Standard Name, Component Type, Length and Material.

Fasteners Assembly

For other components the options available are only Standard Name and Material.

The screw is the master component. When you select a type of screw, washers and nut are automatically set to the same type.

The check button Active is used to add or remove a washer or a nut to the assembly.

When the selected type doesn’t exist in the data file, the check button is automatically unchecked and the label “Measure not Found” is displayed.

When the Active check button is changed, the preview image is updated in in order to show you which component will be included in the assembly.

Fasteners Assembly

The text placed in the middle of the dialog is used to insert the distance to keep between the two washers.

If you are placing the Fastener Assembly on existing part, it’s possible to calculate this value automatically clicking on the Wizard button.

In this case IPROFasteners will calculate all the existing intersection at the length specified in the Length combo box. The names of part found will be placed in the combo box at the right of the Wizard button. When you select on the these part in the combo, the calculated value will be set in the distance item text.

Inside the tab of Screw, there is the drop down button used to set the properties of the automatic holes associated to the screw.

BOM Information

Fasteners Assembly

The bottom section of the dialog contains the items useful to set the information related to the component for the BOM (Part BOM Info and Custom Info). When the Bolt tab is selected, it’s possible to set the BOM Information also for the assembly that contains the components.

For a detailed explanation see BOM information

For customizing the BOM see IPRO_BOM.ini or Library Data Manager with this tools it’s possible to create custom information automatically.