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Bolt catalog properties

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

Bolt catalog properties

Bolt catalog properties

Use the Bolt Catalog dialog box to view and modify the properties of individual bolt elements, such as bolts, washers, and nuts. The units depend on the settings in File menu > Settings > Options > Units and decimals .

Option

Description

Type

The type of the bolt element. The options are:

(Nut)

(Washer)

(Stud)

Standard

The name of the bolt element standard.

Used in the Bolt Assembly Catalog dialog box for defining bolt elements in a bolt assembly.

Use different names for bolt, nut, washer, and stud standards to distinguish bolt element types from each other.

Diameter

The diameter of the bolt element.

Length

The length of the bolt element.

Weight

The weight of the bolt element.

add. dist

The length of the part of the bolt that protrudes from the nut.

The value is used in bolt length calculation.

top thick

The thickness of the bolt head.

thread len

The length of the threaded part of the bolt shaft.

The value is not used in bolt length calculation (value is 0) if the bolt is fully-threaded.

washer tol

The tolerance between the washer inner diameter and the bolt diameter.

The value is used when searching for the correct-sized washer for the bolt. Not used in bolt length calculation.

span size

The size of the wrench needed.

calc thick

The calculation thickness of a nut or a washer.

This value is used in bolt length calculation.

real thick

The true thickness of a nut or a washer.

This is for information only.

inner diam

The inner diameter of a nut or a washer.

This is for information only.

outer diam

The outer diameter of a nut or a washer.

This is for information only.

top diam

The diameter of the hexagon.

This is for information only.

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