Bolts Nuts Washers, Fasteners, Anchor Bolts, U-Bolts, and Slotted Holes
Bolts/Nuts/Washers parametrically creates these shapes in plan or elevation views based on dimensional data from external ASCII data files. You may add additional dimensional information on bolts or nuts that are unique to your specific application.
Bolts drawn in elevation allow for a material thickness to be specified, using hidden lines to represent the shaft through the material. A washer may be added at the bolt head and nut, with a single or double chamfer nut.
- What It Does:
- Creates Hex, Heavy Hex, and Square, bolts, nuts, washers, and bolt holes. Draw in plan or elevation.
- Elevation view draws complete bolt with hidden lines for shaft through material thickness.
- Standard and “J” type anchor bolts included.
- Data files based on the Industrial Fasteners Institute, “Fasteners Standards Manual”, 5th Edition. Bolts, nuts and washers are created parametrically and made into AutoCAD® blocks for easy placement, relocation, and control over color and linetype changes.
- All shapes have added intelligence for easy identification.
- Hex bolts
- Heavy hex bolts
- Square bolts
- Bolt holes
- Hex nuts
- Square nuts
- Type A washers
- Anchor Bolts
Anchor bolts are created in standard or “J’ type, with options for projection length, thread length, total bolt length and embed point. Anchor bolt threads are hatched automatically. An option to mirror “J” type anchor bolts saves time in creating a pair of anchor bolts for column details.
- Installation (click to open for more info)
Download the file from the link provided in the sales receipt and save the file to your computer hard disk. After downloading locate the file and execute it to install the program. Restart AutoCAD for the plug-in to autoload and become active. An icon will appear in the “Add-Ins” or “Plug-Ins” tab of the Ribbon Panel for this App.
The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in 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 7/8/8.1) 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