Need 3D cells for bolts and nuts

Discussion in 'Microstation' started by Tom Johansen, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Tom Johansen

    Tom Johansen Guest

    I need to find a good 3D cell library for MicroStation containing bolts
    ,nuts, washers etc. Earlier this was in MicroStation Modeller - but it is
    not possible to get it in MS 2004 ed feature modelling.

    If anyone have a tip about where to find such items to buy or for free - or
    even feature cell libraries - I would be very happy.

    best regards
    Tom Johansen
    Mech Design engineer
    Tom Johansen, Jan 27, 2005
  2. There is a limited cell library here:

    Someone, also from Norway, posted on the Microstation Discussion
    Groups, that he had tried to create a metric library from this, but had
    problems. It is hard to follow what is happening with the DDDesign side
    of these feature cells. Also, I would have liked to have the chamfer on
    the top surface of the bolt only.

    Then, looking for dimensions in the Machinery's Handbook, reminded me
    of all the other forms of fixings, and standard parts. Made me think
    that something like Corus Construction Parts, for structural steel
    profiles would be good. It works, (or worked?) well with Bentley

    Found a free parts library on this website:

    It's a lot like I hoped for, but cumbersome. The parts are available in
    DWG (2D & Solid), SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Turbocad, SAT, IGES,
    but of course not DGN, (think AEC...).

    When I tried using these, (DWG), in MS 2004, I found that they wouldn't
    render, but that they would in V7. They also render OK in MS 2004 if
    you upgarde the V7 DGN.
    malcolm.bryant, Jan 28, 2005
  3. Tom Johansen

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    Lorys, Feb 3, 2005
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