By Gus Petrikas
A quick tip on Bolted Connections in Autodesk Inventor.
A little time saving tip if you intend to use the same bolted connection more than once. Why not create a “Bolted Connection Set”. A Bolted Connection Set is a pre-defined bolted connection assembly that you can save and reuse.
A Bolted Connection set can even be used in areas where a longer or shorter bolt is required (as long as it is available in the standard being used).
Here’s how to set it up:
- Open your assembly.
- Navigate to Design Tab and click Bolted Connection.
- Click on the two arrows (>>) at the bottom right-hand corner to expand the dialog.
- Set up the Bolted Connection that you want to reuse, and click Add.
- Finally, when in your assembly, select the location you want to place your preset bolted connection, and simply click Set.
That’s it, a quick and simple tip that will increase your efficiency and productivity.