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You can place two types of holes using Bolted Connection: Blind
and Through. This isn't a bad thing, because just about every hole
used for fastening is one of those.
The Placement options are the same as for a regular Hole feature
but require input such as what face a Through hole should stop at.
When the selected hole is a member of a pattern, whether circular,
rectangular, or multiple holes being placed at once, you're offered a
check box that lets you propagate the bolted connection across all
the holes simultaneously.
The Thread group is where you select the thread type and diameter.
In this situation, where you've already selected a bolt, your options are
limited to the diameter. This makes sense because there's no need to
be able to select an ISO thread for an ANSI bolt. The diameter dis-
played is selected based on the size of hole on which you placed the
bolt. If you change the size here, it will also update the size of the
existing hole that you chose.
The pane on the right displays the bolt stack . This is the combi-
nation of hole types and fasteners that will make up your bolted
Expanding the dialog using the More button reveals an area where
you can keep a library of standard connections. Many companies use
essentially the same bolt stack in various sizes. With this library, you
can select a template, choose your size, and place your connection
Now you will fi nish the bolted connection by adding the missing
5. The Termination button should be active. If it isn't, pick it to defi ne
the face at which your Through hole will end.
6. Hover over the section of angle steel on the frame, where the hole
currently ends. The back face of that piece should highlight, as shown
in Figure 5.26.
7. Click the face.
This generates a preview of the hole to be added to the piece of angle.
8. Select the Follow Pattern check box, and view the preview of all four
bolted connections.
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