How to draw hexagon bolt

by Rezz on December 9, 2010

In this autocad tutorial you’ll learn how to draw hexagon bolt.
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1. Open a new drawing. Click New autocad-tutorial-ex1-new

2. Make sure Ortho mode is OFF, (it ON when it glow in blue, OFF in grey)
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click the icon to turn it ON or OFF. (or press F8 to toggle)

3. Type z [Space bar], type e [Space bar]. This will zoom extents your drawing area.

4. Make sure you have this requirement Layers for your drawing.
autocad-tutorial-ex13-layers
No idea how to create layer? Read autocad tutorial about how to create layers.

5. Make sure layer 0 is selected as current layer.
autocad-tutorial-ex13-layer-0

6. Click Draw>Polygon,
autocad-tutorial-ex9-polygon-tool

7. Enter number of sides, type 6 [Enter].
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8. Specify center of the polygon, type 0,0 [Enter].
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9. Click on Circumscribed about circle.
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Polygon tips
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10. Move cursor to the left and type @0.2<0 [Enter] as polygon radius.
autocad-tutorial-ex14-polygon-radius

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11. Click Circle, autocad-tutorial-ex14-circle specify center of the circle at center of the polygon. Type 0,0 [Enter].
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Specify radius of the circle to 0.125. Type 0.125 [Enter].
autocad-tutorial-ex14-circle-radius autocad-tutorial-ex14-circle-done

12. Click Line, autocad-tutorial-ex14-line draw 3 lines similar like this;
autocad-tutorial-ex14-3-line

13. Click Offsetautocad-tutorial-ex14-offset offset it to 0.175, type 0.175 [Enter].
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select the vertical line and
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Click right side as offset side.
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Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

14. Click Trim , select right to left (green box) as shown.

Click [Enter] to confirm selection, click on outer edge of each lines to trim it off.
trim-done
Press [Esc] few times to end trim command.

15. Click Offset offset, set offset distance to 1.
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Click on right edge as object to be offset,
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click on right side as offset side.
offset-side

offset-done
Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

16. Click Line line, draw line from right to left midpoint (make sure object snap is turn on and midpoint snap is activated).
line-2

17.  Click Offset offset, set offset distance to 0.125,
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select the center line as object to be offset
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click on top side as offset side. Repeat this step for offset the bottom line.
offset-done-2
Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

17. Click Trim , select right to left (green box) as shown.

Click [Enter] to confirm selection, click on outer edge of each lines to trim it off.
trim-done-2
Press [Esc] few times to end trim command.

18. Click on the center line,
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stretch both end of the line as shown;
line-stretch-2

19. Click Offset offset, set offset as through, type t [Enter].

Click bottom edge,

type m [Enter], to offset multiple.

Click on hexagon corner as reference point of the offsets.

Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

20. Click on circle edge

and change the layer to HIDDEN layer.

21. Click on center line

and change the layer to CENTER LINE layer.
layer-center-line

22. Change current layer to DIM layer,

click Linear,

click on drawing corners and pull out the dimension as shown;
autocad-tutorial-dimension

23. Did you notice the bolt diameter symbol is missing? How to add diameter symbol? Double click on 0.25 dimension, dimension properties pop up and look for text properties.

At text override enter %%C<> [Enter] and close [x]. Your dimension now have the diameter symbol.
autocad-tutorial-ex14-hexagon-bolt
Your hexagon bolt is complete.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

jessica September 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

i need help with polygons

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sachin September 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Excellent,

Its amazing. My all confusion is over. could you please send me the link for isometric, topview and elevation example.

Thank you very much
sachin

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