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Mike Donnerstag19/07/2020 23:22:27
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I'm just learning Fusion 360 and noticed there were no British threads as standard. I found that custom threads could be added if you downloaded or created the relevant XML file. I added ME and BA threads in this way. However, I couldn't find any file for BSW and BSF threads. Does anyone have XML files for these?

Many thanks,

Mike

Paul Lousick20/07/2020 03:55:18
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Hi Mike,

The actual thread profile is not normaly added to a part as it increase the file size and takes longer for the computer to calculate and display. I use Solidworks, not Fusion 360 and have rarely modelled a screw thread.

eg. A bolt with a thread profile would display quickly but if a large assembly has 100 of these bolts, it would slow the display time unless you have a very fast computer. (Some of my assemblies contain hundreds of individual parts and the computer would crash if the bolts had un-necessary features)

If I want to display a bolt thread on a drawing, I add a surface texture to the part which looks like the thread. (similar to adding wood grain, colour, etc).

Paul.

Martin King 220/07/2020 06:59:22
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Hi All,

Fusion360 offers the option of just showing a thread form in a drawing/model or actually modelling it in the file. It is a simple check box in the thread dialog box.

Cheers, Martin

JasonB20/07/2020 07:11:09
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I've got Whit for Alibre, will have a look later to see what the file type is as it was a while ago that I added all the options.

Alibre will also just put the call out on the drawing and show it as double lines so you know it's threaded and not just a hole.

JasonB20/07/2020 08:15:39
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Sorry mine are in an Alibre file extension .THD

Steamer191520/07/2020 10:01:56
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I'm sure I have the Whitworth and BA threads somewhere. Give me a while and I'll try to find them.

Be aware though that every time Fusion 360 updates, they seem to be thrown out and you need to re-load them.

Steve.

Steamer191520/07/2020 11:51:20
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Mike,

I have found the XML document for the BSW threads. Not sure if this works for BSF as well, the thread form being the same, just the difference in TPI. I don't know how to upload them here but I have your email address and will send you them that way, along with the BSP+Nonstandard Threads file. Not sure what's in the latter without checking.

How to upload an XML document to this site? Anyone?

Best regards,

Steve.

JasonB20/07/2020 13:19:19
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Not at the moment, either use PM or put them somewhere like Dropbox and put the link in your post.

chris mcnicoll22/01/2021 05:19:56
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Posted by Steamer1915 on 20/07/2020 11:51:20:

Mike,

I have found the XML document for the BSW threads. Not sure if this works for BSF as well, the thread form being the same, just the difference in TPI. I don't know how to upload them here but I have your email address and will send you them that way, along with the BSP+Nonstandard Threads file. Not sure what's in the latter without checking.

How to upload an XML document to this site? Anyone?

Best regards,

Steve.

hi steve is it possible to get this file from you please?

many thanks

chris

Steamer191522/01/2021 09:53:46
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Hi Chris,

Could you send me a PM please?

Best regards,

Steve.

chris mcnicoll22/01/2021 15:26:44
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Posted by Steamer1915 on 22/01/2021 09:53:46:

Hi Chris,

Could you send me a PM please?

Best regards,

Steve.

PM sent Steve, many thanks

Clayton Wade Read18/08/2021 04:58:38
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Hi,

Is anyone able to send me the BSW Thread XML file?

any help would be greatly appreciated

Regards,

Clayton

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