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    Model bolts

    I'm trying to model some steel connections and base plates.
    I can't seem to find bolts to put in my model, only components for detail views.
    Is this an add on or I just can't find them.

    #2
    I do not think they exist. Most bolts are just modeled in detail not in 3D. If you need them in 3D I would just create a new family.

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      #3
      Welcome to the forum.

      RST dose not ship with 3D bolt families. You can find a modified OOTB bolt family here, Bolt Family It should work a lot better then the OOTB family.

      I would recomend considering the ideas of modeling bolts in your project as well. What are the benifits? How do you detail? How much work will it be?
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        Thanks, thats what i was afraid of, my skills are not quite there yet for creating that family.

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          #5
          We wish you the best of luck. Please keep posting any questions you may have. :beer:
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            if you have a specific manufacturer that you're using, you *might* get lucky if they have a downloadable .rfa file. I didn't have any luck with Hilti. But, there was a clevis and turnbuckle that I was able to get from the internet as a .sat file from Cleveland City Forge.
            Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
            AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
            ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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              #7
              BOLT.rfa

              I have attached a Model Bolt family I created at a previous company, it is a metric bolt, with sizes.

              M10
              M12
              M16
              M20
              M24

              It is a face based family, with parameters to control the bolt length, space between nut face and bolt face, among others.

              You may be able to use this family as it is, or may be able to edit the family to suit your needs.

              I hope this is helpful...!!
              G Jowett
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              Last edited by G Jowett; March 8, 2011, 01:42 PM.
              Regards

              Glenn

              Check out my Revit blog - http://revitst.blogspot.com

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                #8
                Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                Welcome to the forum.

                RST dose not ship with 3D bolt families. You can find a modified OOTB bolt family here, Bolt Family It should work a lot better then the OOTB family.

                I would recomend considering the ideas of modeling bolts in your project as well. What are the benifits? How do you detail? How much work will it be?
                I always detail in 3D, see various images here http://revitst.blogspot.com/2010/07/...al-images.html

                Also a 'walk through' of how I go about detailing in 3D can be found here http://revitst.blogspot.com/2010/07/...for-chris.html

                There are benefits to modelling connections rather than using 2D components, I don't see it as been anymore time consuming than 2D, and the visual aspect of providing 3D views are excellent.
                Regards

                Glenn

                Check out my Revit blog - http://revitst.blogspot.com

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                  #9
                  Impressive Glenn. I really like the look you are getting our of the 3D model. I am going to have to take some time and review my outlook on 3D detailing. Cheers :beer:
                  -Alex Cunningham

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                    Impressive Glenn. I really like the look you are getting our of the 3D model. I am going to have to take some time and review my outlook on 3D detailing. Cheers :beer:
                    Excellent. With the release of Revit St 2012 not that far away, the 3D detailing capabilities will only improve :-)
                    Regards

                    Glenn

                    Check out my Revit blog - http://revitst.blogspot.com

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