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Symbol library for common fasateners, bolts and nuts etc
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* February 13, 2012, 07:19:51 AM
I would like to download a free symbol library of common bolts, nuts, hex cap screws, allen cap screws etc. Does anyone have a reference to one?
Hugh

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February 15, 2012, 12:45:25 PM
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Sadly not to my knowledge.

All these things were invented long before CAD so nobody has any incentive to put out a CAD drawing of them.

I'd suggest you get your McMaster-Carr catalog and your Machinery's handbook and start at it, using the thread tool in TCAD.  The former tells you all about the size of the various heads, the latter all about the various threads.

Roland

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Roland Aldridge
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February 15, 2012, 02:10:02 PM
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I would like to download a free symbol library of common bolts, nuts, hex cap screws, allen cap screws etc. Does anyone have a reference to one?
Hugh

Hi Hugh,

2D or 3D?  Do a web search.  You'll find many examples, for "free" or, for a fee.

I would suggest, as it has been my own experience, that you might be better creating your own selection, as suggested by Roland.
It's a good way to learn, and, is very quick, once you've got the hang of it.

Regards Tim

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* February 16, 2012, 03:58:15 AM
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The "Symbol" CD that used to be included with the program had some in the British section under Fasteners; also Isometric. These are 2D.

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February 16, 2012, 07:09:46 AM
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You could also look here: http://www.tracepartsonline.net , where you also can be lucky and download the part in TurboCAD file format.

A huge library with parts for many industries!

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Lars
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* February 16, 2012, 10:24:40 AM
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I would like to download a free symbol library of common bolts, nuts, hex cap screws, allen cap screws etc. Does anyone have a reference to one?
Hugh
Hi all,
Been lurking for awhile (how long has TC had a forum?) and just wanted to jump in.
For the common fasteners McMaster has become my library of choice. They have cad models for all the common stuff, the quality is tops (i.e. use blocks!!) and very constant. Their website catalog is amazingly well organized. I was able to drill down to a #8 - 1" pan head sheet metal screw, download the cad drawing, load it in TC and was examining the render in 65 seconds.
Check it out:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#cadinlnord/90184a273/=g9y2aj
Mitch

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* February 16, 2012, 01:27:20 PM
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I would like to download a free symbol library of common bolts, nuts, hex cap screws, allen cap screws etc. Does anyone have a reference to one?
Hugh
Hi all,
Been lurking for awhile (how long has TC had a forum?) and just wanted to jump in.
For the common fasteners McMaster has become my library of choice. They have cad models for all the common stuff, the quality is tops (i.e. use blocks!!) and very constant. Their website catalog is amazingly well organized. I was able to drill down to a #8 - 1" pan head sheet metal screw, download the cad drawing, load it in TC and was examining the render in 65 seconds.
Check it out:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#cadinlnord/90184a273/=g9y2aj
Mitch

Excellent. Thanks, Mitch.

...They're a good company to buy stuff from, too, in my experience.

Henry H

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* February 18, 2012, 10:51:10 AM
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...They're a good company to buy stuff from, too, in my experience.

Henry H
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February 20, 2012, 04:47:40 PM
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My company buys a lot of stuff from McMaster-Carr - They ALWAYS have it in stock, and they ALWAYS get it here the next day - unless it's later today.
They are an incredibly well-run company.

Roland

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Roland Aldridge
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February 23, 2012, 09:10:42 AM
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Fastenal also has CAD drawings of most of their fasteners.

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Brian Yates
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