Rhino plugin BoltGen and external program BoltGenGUI (Graphical User Interface) are free programs that creates accurate Metric and English machine bolts of any length. In addition, they create inside-thread-cutters and nuts. Generated part Names (in Properties window) allow easy identification. BoltGenGUI provides an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface.
Makes Sockethead Capscrews, Flat head Machine screws, Flat head Capscrews, Oval Heads, Pan heads, and Hex Heads, or just threads without heads if desired.
Head drives include Torx, Philips, Allen and Hex wrench.
4 bolt styles can be created: threaded, without threads. and each as blocks.
Program is multilingual supporting English, Spanish, German, Czech, and Italian. BoltGenGUI also supports French.
A second command in the plugin (BoltGenAN) is provided to make type AN Aircraft Bolts. BoltGenGUI has this incorporated into the GUI.
For Rapid-Prototyping in the plugin version, an additional function is included to resize the Inside_Thread_Cutter called ThreadCutterScaler. It allows resizing the cutter (or any object) in the WorldXY plane to increase thread slop.
Link for download: http://mcvanaero.com/resources
Plugin version: Download, unZip, and place in Rhinoceros Plug-in Folder. In Rhino, choose Tools, Options, Plug-Ins, and Install BoltGen.
Rhino commands are BoltGen, BoltGenAN, and ThreadCutterScaler (also available from drop-down menu selections).
GUI version: Download, unZip into temporary folder, and execute setup.exe. The program may be executed from your Start menu, folder BoltGen. Please see the Read Me.txt file in the download for more information.
Support Email: 4FQ.FLYS3S1Q4@ESL@
Homepage: McVan Aerospace