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    Could someone please explain how to draw a nut. I've tried and tried and have had no luck. Any assistance would be appriciated!

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    For a simple nut, draw a hexagon with a circle in the middle of it. Rounded corners and threads are a little more complicated. I drew the second example in Aspire but adding threads would require a lot of work and probably require a 3D modeling and rendering program like Autocad. Have you tried to import a ready-made model?
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    For this example I used the Designer and a Sweep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmatsumura View Post
    Could someone please explain how to draw a nut. I've tried and tried and have had no luck. Any assistance would be appriciated!
    You could download a photo of just about any politician, then use the 2D Drawing Tools to trace it.
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    HA HA I get it.

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    Many, many thanks for the hexagon assistance. My overall objective is to carve out recesses for specific size nuts. Depending on the external dimentions, how do I adjust the size? I have tried this a few times, but each time it's either too small or too large. I suspect the diameter of the bit I am using factors in, typically a 1/8" straight bit, so how do I factor that into proper dimensions? The depth depends on the thickness of the nut which I have already determined. Any and all assistance would be appreciated.

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    If you are assigning a bit to a vector, the center of the bit will cut on the center of the line. Use a negative inset that is 1/2 the diameter of the bit. For a 1/8" bit use -.063. The setting is in the bit assignment dialogue box. In this example I made the outside perimeter 1/16" smaller and then offset each line by .1" to the inside so the 1/8" bit will lap over the previous cut.

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    Many thanks... I'll give it a try and let you know how it turned out.

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