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Did you know that you can use the ifx_translation.txt file to translate your label and help text in the IFX Fastener Definition dialog?The file is located in <IFX loadpoint>\text\<LANG>\ifx_translation.txtYou can translatecatalog label and help textfastener data files Read more...

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Did you know that you can use the keyword LABEL and HELPTEXT to set the label and the help text in the IFX Fastener Definition dialog?Without LABEL and HELPTEXT you get this result for the ISO4014-5_6.dat:Label: ISO4014-5_6 - this exactly the name of the *.dat fileHelp text: n/aNow Read more...

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Did you know that you can use the keywords CBSCR and CBNUT in the *.dat files to preselect a counter bore hole diameter?Usually IFX takes the first counter bore hole diameter from the ifx_screw_data.cfg file.With the keywords CBSCR and CBNUT you can preselect another diameter.In the Read more...

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Together with AFX it is possible to predefine hole creation in an assembly. As you can see in the picture a bolted fastener is created. On Side 2 the Side 2 - Auto UDF is checked and an Offset of 50.00 is entered.The fastener is assembled together with a coordinate system. This coordinate Read more...

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IFX FreeIFX PaidIFX + AFXAssemble screws on PNT/AXIS/HOLEAssemble screws via mouse clickPattern fastenersReassemble, redefine and delete fastenersAssemble dowel pins on PNT/AXIS/HOLEAssemble dowel pins via mouse clickChange optionsCheck screw fastenersCustomize fastener componentsAssemble Read more...

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Did you know that you can use the keyword SUBINFO in the *.dat files to allow multiple sizes in one *.dat file?Usually IFX takes the first instance of the selected size in your *.dat file, even if more instances exist.With the keyword SUBINFO it is possible to show the content of Read more...

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If you want to delete your fastener connection, use the Delete command in the Intelligent Fastener group.Then the complete fastener connection is deleted, together with all created holes and added components like washers and nuts.If you delete the screw with standard Creo delete command, Read more...

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Importand InformationWe found a bug in Creo 3.0 M110 and Creo 4.0 F000.You can use this feature with these IFX versions or later versions:IFX 3.0 M111IFX 4.0 M010Available Insert TypesTwo types of inserts can be used with Intelligent Fastener Extension: Pressfit Insert - INSERTTYPE_01 Read more...

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Did you know that the PEM® Floating Fasteners Types AC / AS / LAC / LAS are included in PTC Creo Intelligent Fastener Extension (IFX)? Here is a short description about how to use the PEM nuts.PEM nuts in IFXThe NUTTYPE 80 is used for the PEM nuts.At the moment these PEM nuts are Read more...

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This document will help you understand how the files and the content within the files map to the parts and the UI.Enjoy! Read more...

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New Customer Idea:"When I am adding screws automatically through IFX, the generated bolt nut is having interferences because bolt is modeled on major dia and nut is modeled on minor dia. I have an assemblies where I have more than thousand parts including screws and nuts. When Read more...

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This video shows how you can use the fasteners library from your Windchill Commonspace

 

 

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