|BOLTS tries to provide a library of common and standard parts for FreeCAD|
How to install macros
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The aim of BOLTS is to build a free and open-source standard parts library for CAD applications. It does so by providing a common database that can be utilized by many different CAD applications, and leveraging the parametric power of FreeCAD to create many different variatiants and sizes of a part.
BOLTS for FreeCAD provides a widget that allows to insert parts into the active document. Sizes and variants of a part can be selected in the widget, and the part is given a descriptive label.
The BOLTS widget and a bearing from BOLTS
The github also provides a repo BOLTSFC that BOLTSFC that is directly installable in FreeCAD.
note: BOLTSFC is also part of the FreeCAD addons and can be installed from the addons installer macro
There are detailed instruction in the Documentation section of the webpage:
- How to install BOLTS for FreeCAD
- How to setup a toolbar button for BOLTS
- How to use BOLTS for FreeCAD
A library of parts that is useful for a broad range of people can only be realised as a community effort. There are many possibilities to contribute to BOLTS in a number of different ways.