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Did you know how to add a second nut in IFX?

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Alexandrite

Did you know how to add a second nut in IFX?

Hi,

from time to time there is the question on how to add a second nut in IFX. Well, by default this is not possible. But you can use the following workaround.

 

I will explain it by using the IFX nut ISO4032-6.

 

  1. Copy the file ISO4032-6.dat and rename it to ISO4032-6_as_washer.dat.
  2. Open the file and change NUTTYPE 1 to WASHERTYPE 21
  3. Change the  columns in the file like shown in the image
    2020-02-13_15_49_14-.png
  4. Finally the file should look like this
    2020-02-13_15_49_38-C__Users_oli_Documents_buw_IFX_parts_ifx_6_ifx_fastener_data_ISO4032-6_as_washer.png
  5. Add a new icon for you new nut. Size should be 32x16 pixel.

    ISO4032-6_as_washer_icon.png
  6. Now add this new nut to your catalog. I have added it to the mm catalog to a new group 'second_nut'. If you want you can add a icon for this new group. Simply copy the attached 'second_nut_icon.png' to the 'ifx_catalog' folder in your IFX installation.

    2020-02-13_15_50_40-C__Users_oli_Documents_buw_IFX_parts_ifx_6_ifx_catalogs_mm.txt - Notepad++.png
  7. If you now start Creo, you can use the second nut in the 'Side 2 Washers' area.

      2020-02-13_15_48_53-Screw Fastener Definition.png  2020-02-13_15_48_25-Screw Fastener Definition.png
  8. Note: The preview show a lock washer. But if you assemble the fastener, your nut will be created.2020-02-13_16_15_30-PLATES (Active) - Creo Parametric.png
  9. If you want to translate the 'second_nut' entry, simply add it to the 'ifx_translation.txt' file. See also IFX Library Translation Files.

    2020-02-13_16_18_28-New Message - PTC Community.png

I hope this post will help you adding your second nuts. Find attached all necessary files.

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