Anchor Bolts 2D
Draws a Standard or ‘J’ type anchor bolt for base plate details. Options include user defined dimensions for total bolt length, thread length, projection length, and hook length. Select from list of bolt diameters starting at 1/4″ through 4″. Additional toggle options include “add Nut and Washer”, “add Double Nut” and “Mirror/Copy”.
Once the options are selected click OK and you are prompted for the Anchor bolt embed point. Anchor bolt threads are hatched automatically.
An option to copy the Standard and mirror the ‘J’ type anchor bolt, saves time in creating a pair of anchor bolts for column details. Anchor Bolt objects are placed on the current layer.
On the Standard Anchor Bolt you can erase the bolt head and mirror the threads for a double end rod or include the nut and washer.
General Usage Instructions
This app is useful when creating 2D construction documents for drawing base plate connection details or bolted beam-to-column details using the threaded rod in elevation views.
Other Steel Detailing Modules:
- SteelPLUS Structural Steel Shapes
- Steel Floor & Roof Deck
- Joist & Girder Series
- Welding Symbols
- Installation (click to open for more info)
The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange Apps has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.
- Software Activation
You have 15-days to activate the software. When running in non-activated mode a dialog will only appear once the first time the program is executed in a new or existing drawing which indicates the number of Days Remaining before the program stops and an option to Activate. Until you are ready to activate the software, you can run the software in the Non-Activated mode before it expires by clicking on the “Continue without Activation” button.
To activate the software, when you open a new or existing drawing and a dialog appears prompting you to press “OK” button to Activate Now. This takes you to the SoftDraft Activation dialog showing your License Code and an edit box for you to enter the License Key. To receive your License Key, click in the License Code edit box, then copy the License Code. To avoid mistakes, we suggest that you copy it from this dialog and paste it in an email, instead of entering it with the keyboard, then send it to
Please include the name the app was purchased under and company name. After we receive the email we will send the License Key back, usually within 24 hours, for you to enter into the dialog. Copy the License Key from the email into the License Key edit box area of the Activation dialog, then click “OK” to close the dialog. An alert will show the License Key was or accepted or an incorrect Key was entered. If you receive the “Incorrect License Key” alert, please notify tech support in an email to support @ softdraft.com