Solidworks configured parts
The use of standard parts in Solidworks assemblies can be optimised.
Indeed, the families of parts, can make it possible to create a large number of configurations for a given part, which then makes it possible to save a considerable time in assemblies and BOMs, by being able to change the dimensions of a standard part quickly, provided that the desired dimensions are available in the configurations of the part file.
Pour ces raisons, pour des composants standards couramment utilisés, nous avons crée des fichiers de pièces standards paramétrés que nous avons voulu aussi complets que possible.
We offer them as free downloads here as we believe they may be of interest to a significant proportion of visitors to our site.
Comme indiqué précédemment, nous sommes ouverts à tout commentaire ou toute suggestion à leur sujet, n’hésitez pas à contact us if you have any question.
A propos de ces fichiers :
- We wanted them to be both detailed, for an acceptable visual appearance, but simple, so as not to make the large assemblies too heavy,
- Nous avons visé à ce qu’ils soient aussi complets que possible, afin de pouvoir couvrir autant que possible l’ensemble des besoins de nos conceptions,
- These parts have pre-filled custom properties for each configuration (designation, reference, part number, etc.), these custom properties are compatible with the custom properties files available for download here.
- Dimensions other than functional dimensions are designed for visual purposes only, and are not based on technical documentation,
- The parts have been made with the 2017 Solidworks version.
Also some parts files mix different standards, these standards are indicated in the configuration name or in the configuration properties, depending on the part file.
The fact of The fact of combining different standards in the same part file has made it possible, for some of the parts files, to cover a greater variety of configurations, while keeping only one part file.
All the files are based on metric standards.
Also, for each available dimension in the part files, the actual availability of the components in shops should be checked on a case-by-case basis. Indeed, depending on the chosen material grades or bolts classes, certain types or dimensions of parts may not be as much more available in business than others.
As downloads are available on a self-service basis, we specify that under no circumstances can we be held liable for any use of or reference to the downloaded files in any way whatsoever.
Pros : Not sensitive to dirt / High transmissible torque
Cons : May be ergonomically or aesthetically not adapted
Hexagon head screw ISO 4014 Partial thread
Vis à six pans creux ISO 4762
This file contains both full thread and partial thread screws depending on screw diameters and lengths
Pros : The head can be embedded in a counterbore / Rounded head, less aggressive than H head / The screw holds into the end of the Allen key / Aesthetic, ergonomic (embedded screw)
Cons : Lower transmissible torque than H-head / Hexagonal hole for Allen key may be filled with dirt with time
Hexagon socket countersunk head screw ISO 10642
Pros : The head can be embedded in a countersunk hole (aesthetic, ergonomic) / The screw holds into the end of the Allen key
Cons : The head of the screw tends to locate parts when tightened, so the assembly holes must be positioned precisely / Hexagonal hole for Allen key may be filled with dirt with time / Low transmissible torque / The milling of the countersunk hole increase the manufacturing cost of the parts
Hexagon socket button head screw ISO 7380-1
Pros : Aesthetic, ergonomic / The screw holds into the end of the Allen key
Cons : Hexagonal hole for Allen key may be filled with dirt with time / Low transmissible torque
Self-drilling screw hexagon head DIN 7504K
This file also contains some non formal DIN7504K dimensions, however available in trade (long drill bit variant)
Pros : Allows the assembly of raw laser-cut elements without nuts or threads (fast, economical).
Cons : The clamping strength depends on the thickness of the sheet with the threaded hole / the assembly/disassembly process wears out the threaded hole and the assembly may become not possible anymore / The protruding screw end after assembly may lead to risk situations
Carriage bolt with hexagon nut
This file also contains some non formal standard dimensions, however available in trade
Pros: Aesthetic, ergonomic / Can be used to prevent loosening (vandalism) / The head can be inserted into a keyhole (e.g. in a tube) before being locked in rotation (allows tightening without access to the screw head). It is a robust alternative to rivet nuts or self-drilling screws.
Cons: cost, requires a square hole / can complicate the assembly / limited availability depending on screw class
This file contains low, universal, and high variants (HU, HM and HH)
Very common standard nut / Freely rotating when not tightened.
Cons : Can loosen with vibration, or movement of clamped parts. Once loosened, it is common for the nut to loosen until it is lost.
Prevailing torque type hexagon nut with non-metallic insert
This file contains parts configurations relying on DIN 985, DIN 982, NFE 25409 and NFE 25412 standards (NFE is a french standard)
Pros : this is the most common self-locking nut variant, the nylon ring holds the nut in place even if it is not tightened / If the nut is loosened by mechanical movement of the parts, it will not continue to turn and get lost, as long as the nylon ring is on the screw thread.
Cons : Requires 2 tools for the assembly (one for the nut, one for the screw) / If the excess length of the screw is long, the approach phase of the nut can take time because the tools are needed throughout the phase of screwing the nut along the screw.
This file contains parts configurations relying on DIN 557 and DIN 562 standards
Pros : Can be used in a slide to block its rotation while freeing 1 translation.
Cons : Not very common
NFE 25513 and 25514 Washers
This file contains Z, M, L and LL variants (NFE is a french standard)
This file contains ISO 7089-90-91-92 and 93-1 variants. Chamfers are not included.
Spring lock washer
This file contains NFE 25515, DIN 127B and DIN 7980 (Square ends) variants