|Introduction There are two ways to create bolts:
• Create a single bolt group
• Apply a component that automatically creates bolt groups.
This section concentrates on creating single bolt groups. For more information on using components to automatically create bolt groups, see Defining bolts and welds in the Detailing Manual.
You can create different part marks for holes and bolts in drawings.
You cannot use bolt elements (such as screws, washers, and nuts) while you are creating holes, as Tekla Structures uses the same command to create bolts and holes.
Creating You can use bolts to create and connect assemblies. You can create nested assemblies by assemblies connecting sub-assemblies to an existing assembly, or you can just connect more parts to assemblies using bolts.
Use the Connect part/assembly and Bolt type list boxes in the Bolt properties dialog box to control how Tekla Structures creates assemblies. The order in which you select parts when