Hex

Supported items

  • Hex head metric bolts: M1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64
  • Allen head metric bolts: M3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
  • Cheese head metric bolts: M1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and an extrapoliation
  • Metric nuts: M1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64
  • Metric washers M2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80

Requirements

  • ANSI C compiler (cc, gcc)
  • Symbolic links supported on the system
  • Root access on the system

Installation

cc -o hex -lm hex.c
su
cp hex /usr/bin
ln -s /usr/bin/hex /usr/bin/hexbolt
ln -s /usr/bin/hex /usr/bin/allenbolt  
ln -s /usr/bin/hex /usr/bin/nut
ln -s /usr/bin/hex /usr/bin/washer
ln -s /usr/bin/hex /usr/bin/cheesebolt

Usage

Example screenshot of a hex bolt generated by this tool.

Run one of the commands hexbolt, allenbolt, nut, washer, cheesebolt, without parameters. The syntax of the item specification will be printed.

A .asc file will be produced in the current directory named according to the item requested. Example: cheesebolt_M3x10.asc. The name of the object inside the database is filename without the .asc, for example cheesebolt_M3x10.