Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby geekfisher » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:27 pm

chrisb wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:20 am
I just created successfully a bolt with 2mm diameter.
What about an M2 threaded nut. M5 nut is working, but when I set threaded to true, it doesn't seem to thread it.
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby drmacro » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:28 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:31 pm
drmacro wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:00 pm
If I didn't mess up the sheet metal stuff too bad I'll give this a go?
Of course :)
Fear not, we can always rollback changes in the wiki (https://wiki.freecadweb.org/index.php?t ... on=history) ;)
When I select the workbench there is no Fasteners menu (i.e. between Menu and Window)
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby drmacro » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:39 pm

BOM creates a spreadsheet in the FreeCAD document.

Maybe I'm missing soemthing about FC spreadsheets in general, but, how does one get the spreadsheet outside of FC?

I can select the cells and do a copy/paste into, say, Librecalc.

But, is that the intended workflow?

Seems export of some type would be appropriate.
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby adrianinsaval » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:04 pm

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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby chrisb » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:22 pm

geekfisher wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:27 pm
What about an M2 threaded nut. M5 nut is working, but when I set threaded to true, it doesn't seem to thread it.
M2 works here, but M5 doesn't.
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Usually threads are not modeled explicitely. Especially not with standard fasteners. If you really need it, e.g. for show purposes, you can as a workaround subtract the threaded screw tap from the untapped M5 nut; see attached file.
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby geekfisher » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 pm

I do not need them to appear but I need them to print. I tried doing a new m5 nut and select thread to true. Exporting it to an stl and importing the stl to tinkercad do not show threads. I didn't tried slicing it yet though...
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby chrisb » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:11 pm

geekfisher wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 pm
I do not need them to appear but I need them to print.
May I ask why you want to print an M5 nut? You can get them ready to buy, even in plastic.
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby triplus » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:13 pm

chrisb wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:11 pm
May I ask why you want to print an M5 nut? You can get them ready to buy, even in plastic.
That is not nearly as much fun.
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby geekfisher » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:31 pm

chrisb wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:11 pm
geekfisher wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 pm
I do not need them to appear but I need them to print.
May I ask why you want to print an M5 nut? You can get them ready to buy, even in plastic.
Printing 3d printer bed spacers.
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Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

Postby shaise » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:41 pm

Be sure to use the 3d print compensation settings to get functional 3d printed threads.