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Add a bolt to the catalog

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

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Add a bolt to the catalog

Add a bolt to the catalog

You need to add individual bolt elements, such as bolts, nuts, and washers, to the bolt catalogcatalog that displays predefined objects that can be used in a bolt assembly catalog

Predefined objects in the bolt catalog are bolt elements, for example, bolts of different sizes and lengths, washers, and nuts.

before you can define bolt assemblies and use them in a model.

The following steps are for adding bolts, but they also apply to adding nuts and washers.

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Bolt catalog to open the Bolt Catalog dialog box.
  2. Enter the name of the bolt in the following box:

    You can enter a maximum of 40 characters in the name box.

  3. In the Type list, select an option to define the bolt element type.
  4. Define the other properties of the new bolt.

    You can enter a maximum of 25 characters in the Standard box.

    Use different names for bolt, nut, washer, and studbolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that is used to transfer loads

    Studs and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

    A stud can be secured with two or more nuts and have threading at both ends, or it can be welded to steel parts, for example.

    A stud is part of the bolt assembly.

    standards to distinguish bolt element types from each other when defining bolt assemblies.

  5. Click Add to add the bolt to the bolt cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


    You cannot use a bolt if it does not belong to a bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

    . Therefore, we recommend checking that the catalog also includes nuts and washers that work with the new bolt so that you can create a bolt assembly. If the catalog does not include suitable nuts and washers, add them the same way as you added the new bolt.

  6. Click OK.

    The Save confirmation dialog box appears.

  7. Select Save changes to model folder to save the changes in the screwdb.db file in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

    The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

    folder, and then click OK.

You can also add bolts by importing them to the bolt catalog.

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