Supported fastener types

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Lightning has a unique approach for every fastener type. Bolts have a thread, a length and could use a washer, whereas washers have no thread, but they stillĀ have an M-prefix for the diameter.

You select a fastener type in step 3 of the Settings window.

All fastener types and their properties

These are the fastener types currently supported by Lightning.

Fastener typeHas threadHas M-prefixHas length optionsHas fitNeeds washerType in xml file
AnchorxAnchor
BoltxxxBolt
Countersunk boltxxCountersunkBolt
InsertxxInsert
KeyxKey
NailxNail
NutxxNut
PinxxPin
Retaining ringRetainingRing
RivetxRivet
ScrewxScrew
Set screwxxSetScrew
ShimxxShim
Shoulder screwxxShoulderScrew
Split pinxSplitPin
StudxxStud
WasherxWasher
Other (with length)xOther
Other (without length)OtherWithoutLength

Notes:

  • We add an M (for metric) prefix to the diameter if the fastener type has a thread or an M-prefix.
  • You can read more about XML files to speed up the setup process here.

Are you missing a type?

Then click the Feedback button in the Lightning toolbar and let us know.

Lightning toolbar - replace fastener with longer version - changer diameter - change length