Tutorial: How to save time with Bolts, nuts, washers in Auto desk Inventor.


  1. Step 1:

    You will need to be in assemble for this, Go to the Design tap in your ribbon and click on Bolted Connection.

  2. Step 2:

    This will open up a box with, you can pick what method you want to use to create this bolted connection....
    On point?
    By hole....
    This is much like creating a hole on an IPT...
    I have picked ' By Hole ' for this tutorial.

  3. Step 3:

    1. Start plane
    2. Click on top surface

  4. Step 4:

    1. Existing hole
    2. Click on hole

  5. Step 5:

    1. Termination
    2. Click on bottom plane

  6. Step 6:

    Click on 'Add fasteners'

  7. Step 7:

    Pick what you need.

  8. Step 8:

    Working your way down by picking what type of
    Bolt, nut, washers you require.

  9. Step 9:

    Click on save Icon..
    This will allow you to export the (*mxl) file
    Type the file name (( what ever will suit your Bolted Connection ))
    100mm 5mm???
    Save to any where you want on your computer....

  10. Step 10:

    If you want to insert your new bolted connection back in to your assy
    1. Design Tap
    2. Bolted Connection
    3. Open folder
    4. Select (*mxl) file
    5. Click on your the top surface
    5. Click on hole
    6. Click on bottom surface