Macro BOLTS

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Macro BOLTS.png BOLTS

Description
BOLTS tries to provide a library of common and standard parts for FreeCAD

Author
jreinhardt
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Macro Version
1.0
Date last modification
None
FreeCAD Version(s)
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Default shortcut
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Description

The aim of BOLTS is to build a free and open-source standard parts library for CAD applications. It does so by providing a common database that can be utilized by many different CAD applications, and leveraging the parametric power of FreeCAD to create many different variatiants and sizes of a part.

BOLTS for FreeCAD provides a widget that allows to insert parts into the active document. Sizes and variants of a part can be selected in the widget, and the part is given a descriptive label.

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The BOLTS widget and a bearing from BOLTS


Script

More information about BOLTS can be found on its web page www.bolts-library.org and it's github https://github.com/boltsparts

The github also provides a repo BOLTSFC that BOLTSFC that is directly installable in FreeCAD.

note: BOLTSFC is also part of the FreeCAD addons and can be installed from the addons installer macro

How to use

There are detailed instruction in the Documentation section of the webpage:

  • How to install BOLTS for FreeCAD
  • How to setup a toolbar button for BOLTS
  • How to use BOLTS for FreeCAD

Contribute

A library of parts that is useful for a broad range of people can only be realised as a community effort. There are many possibilities to contribute to BOLTS in a number of different ways.