As you can see below in the Content Center Dialog Box, under the fastener category there is no subcategory for “Screw” as of yet in the stock Libraries…
…1.1 million parts and not a single wood screw. I find that incredibly short-sighted, but it is what it is. In the end, its better to have actual parts than the generic ones anyway.
I could start with the standard wood screw specs as you can get these old-school screws at any hardware store, but they are becoming obsolete and are rarely used in a manufacturing situation. The majority of screws used in today’s wood trades are rolled thread screws that look like drywall screws and are square or star drive. McFeely’s is where I used to get mine. I need actual dimensions, colors, material, and strength qualities.
01-20-10 – Contacted McFeely’s via a web contact form requesting they contact me via email. Not sure if they actually make screws anymore as they have become somewhat of a woodworking catalog company over the years…..they even sell the FastenMaster products below…
01-20-10 I have sent an email to Screw Products Inc requesting the info needed to add their product to the library.
I will update this page regularly with both woodworking related content as it becomes available, and links to other BIM (DIM for non Architectural) sources. If you are a manufacturer or retailer and don’t know what this is all about, check out the Design Information Model page for an overview.
MieleBIM – For those of you who haven’t heard of Miele, they make high-end appliances. Their small versions are all the rage in yacht building circles. Very high quality and stylish. I reviewed Miele’s BIM Portal on 01-20-10.
InPro’s BIM Objects – InPro is the global leader in interior and exterior architectural products.
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