Tutorial: How to model a hexagonal bolt in Autodesk Inventor?

Tutorial to model a bolt in Autodesk Inventor.

  1. Step 1:

    Invoke a sketch in Inventor and make a polygon with 6 sides i.e., a hexagon.

  2. Step 2:

    Finish the sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    Extrude the profile to a certain limit

  4. Step 4:

    Click OK to finish extrusion.

  5. Step 5:

    Right click on this plane and invoke a sketch.

  6. Step 6:

    Sketch a circle->finish sketch

  7. Step 7:

    Extrude it. Click OK to finish.

  8. Step 8:

    Click on thread.

  9. Step 9:

    Select the lateral face of the bolt for thread profile.

  10. Step 10:

    Click on specification. Select ANSI Metric M profile or any other as per your requirements.

  11. Step 11:

    Select the thread designation. Click OK.

  12. Step 12:

    Plane->midplane between two parallel planes.

  13. Step 13:

    Select the planes as shown.

  14. Step 14:

    Invoke a 2d sketch on the plane.

  15. Step 15:

    Select Line.

  16. Step 16:

    Sketch a triangular profile and a line passing through the middle. Finish sketch.

  17. Step 17:

    Select revolve.

  18. Step 18:

    Select the appropriate parameters.

  19. Step 19:

    Click OK.

  20. Step 20:

    Hide the plane.