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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Bolted Connections

image This generator is the most popular Design Accelerator tool because it is able to make an entire set of bolts, washers, nuts, and the necessary holes in the supporting geometry as an all-in-one operation. Figure 11.9 shows placement options for the Bolted Connections tool; you might notice the similarity between these options and the Hole tool placement options.

FIGURE 11.9: Placement options in a bolted connection

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There are four placement options:

  • Linear allows the creation of a bolted connection without any preexisting sketch ...

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