Tutorial: Creating a hexagonal nut in the simplest possible way in Catia.

Hexagonal nut tutorial

  1. Step 1:

    Open mechanical workbench

  2. Step 2:

    Invoke a sketch on xy plane .

  3. Step 3:

    Draw a hexagon as shown and keep the topmost part horizontal

  4. Step 4:

    Draw a circle in the same sketch and give the dimensions.

  5. Step 5:

    Exit the sketch and pad it with "mirrored" extent.

  6. Step 6:

    Select zx plane and invoke sketch.

  7. Step 7:

    Draw a sketch as shown in the figure

  8. Step 8:

    Mirror the sketch about the horizontal axis and exit the sketch

  9. Step 9:

    Groove the sketch with the vertical axis as the axis of rotation.

  10. Step 10:

    Here you have your hexagonal nut.