Each month a member of the Autodesk Developer Network, not-necessarily an Autodesk employee, brings you a plugin that includes the source code. You can use the plugin as provided or extend it to meet your needs by working with the source code. This month’s plugin is:
The plugin was developed by Developer Consultant, Philippe Leefsma, who happens to be an Autodesk employee, but plugins can come from any ADN member. As indicated in its Read Me (all plugins come with one):
The ThreadModeler tool has been developed to allow Inventor users to more easily create realistic modelized threads based on an existing Inventor thread feature. Through functionality provided by the tool, users are able to select an existing thread feature in the model, and the ThreadModeler will then generate a realistic thread based on the feature properties. The ThreadModeler can reliably generate a thread which can save a lot of time and effort when compared with a manual approach, and bring models a higher degree of realism.
The plugin is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Inventor 2011 and later.
So ratchet this plugin into your existing process, and let us know how it turns out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making sure the bolt fits the nut is alive in the lab.