Once you have set active Toolbox standard or Created your own Custom Standard it time to Insert Hardwares in DraftSight .
Click on Hardware Tab on Toolbox Toolbar or Got to Toolbox Menu > Hardware > Insert…
I will go here with ‘My Standard’ created in our previous post Toolbox Standard.
Here you can Insert 4 Types of Hardwares:
1. Bolts and Screws :
In above image select Size of ‘Select Type of Bolt and Screws ex. ‘Hex Bolt’ Size: 5/16-24. Change scale as per your use.
In Description Name of Bolt with size will be shown.
Creation Method: Select appropriate Creation method here I will select ‘Side View 1 ‘
Without any further delay I will click on Ok button on dialog box.
Now First Click Inside GA to insert Hardware component > Now see command line message as ‘Specify rotation’
Specify any angle or click on direction you want to place Bolt.
Now notice Command line options:
Options: NS, FS, SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, HSV1, HSV2, HSV3, HSV4, reference Point, Enter to return to dialog or
Press enter to return to dialog box to insert more hardware components or if you are done then Simply press Esc key on keyboard or Right click in GA and Select ‘Cancel’.
Same way for practice you can create other Hardware Component with ‘Side View’ option selected in ‘Creation Method’
Result as below:
How to Edit Hardwares ?
Now as you have created above Hardware Component and want to edit some information or creation method then Press ‘Edit Hardwares…’ tab or you can run command as TB_EDITHARDWARE (TB for Toolbox)
Here you have 3 options to Edit: You can edit all Hardware Entities , Single or Multiple.
Note: When you select all or Multiple then you can only select Same type of Hardware Component .
When you select option then click on ‘Edit…’ tab it will open Toolbox Hardware dialog box with some features grayed out(you can’t edit) . Here you can change size , scale, Properties only .
Click Close to see changes in GA>[youtube id=”uPW5eY9EGmk” width=”600″ height=”340″ position=”left”]