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Fastener Dimension Tables
Tip# 3398 By J.D. Henman On 15-Apr-2010
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Rename File To : fasteners/,fasteners/.DS_Store,fasteners/fasteners.htm,fasteners/imperial.gif,fasteners/metric.gif
Display a "Mobile Fastener Slide Rule" in your browser.

Wow — where can I start with this tip? It has little to do with AutoCAD, but it has tremendous value. Senior CAD Tech J.D. Henman has submitted an HTML file that will open in your browser to display a "Mobile Fastener Slide Rule" for both imperial and metric fasteners. To use this tool, save all three files to the same directory, launch your Internet browser, go to File > Open, then browse to and select the HTML file. Next, select Imperial or Metric, and choose a fastener size. Virtually every dimension you can imagine for bolts, screws, and washers, including wrench clearances, is displayed right before your eyes. Great job, J.D.; this obviously took some time to assemble.


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Comment by Anonymous
Posted on 2010-04-19 15:39:21
great tool - wish it went down to #0
Comment by Anonymous
Posted on 2010-04-20 01:09:01
Great idea! just added it to my 'Favourites'. There seemed to be a problem with the dimensions of M16 washers. Can we change the default to 'Metric' ? also, would be good to see the ISO standard numbers.
Comment by Anonymous
Posted on 2010-04-20 14:43:07
Thank You for the compliments. I actually collaborated with Jason Knox on this. Jason figured out the program structure that makes it work. We worked together on the order and look. I gave him a prize from the store before I knew that this was going to be published. I realize now with the great acceptance of application, that he deserves all the recognition that I have received as well. There is a lot of data to enter, but anyone could add ISO or other sizes just by studying the HTML structure and putting the data in a table for reference as you type.