coolOrange threadModeler

coolOrange threadModeler

coolOrange s.r.l.

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The threadModeler tool has been developed to allow  Autodesk® Inventor®  users to generate a realistic modeled equivalent thread based on an existing Inventor thread feature. Users are able to select an existing thread feature in the model, which the threadModeler then converts to a realistic 3D modeled thread based on the underlying thread feature properties.


Modeled threads are accurately generated saving a lot of time and effort for the user when compared with a manual approach, bringing a higher degree of realism to your models.


Please watch this short video for an overview of the threadModeler.

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About This Version

Version 18.0.05, 5/9/2017
Support of Inventor 2018

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Customer Reviews

(136 reviews)


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  • worked for small threads
    Fra H | December 06, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It actually worked great for a 3/8" nc thread, but did not work for a 7/16" nc thread.

  • good
    Ricardo Aleman | November 27, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)


    Brenden Fanning | November 28, 2017

    yeah its great

  • Excellent Plug-in for 3d Prints
    Sotiris Katsikis | November 19, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is an excellent plugin to enable 3D printing of threads.

  • Great for 3d printing
    Michael Berna | October 23, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I use this for converting the built in thread representations to 3d printable objects. This saves me a lot of time and ensures an accurate thread.

  • Perfect idea and very decent plug-in.
    臧 晓晗 | October 13, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I like it and I support your plug-in and YouTube channel. By the way, I'm Chinese. LoL

  • Thread annotation
    Katarina Goreta | September 25, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    how to annotate this thread in drawing for machine operator, I tried but wont let me to annotate!?

  • WOW! Works Great
    Dan Murphy | August 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Click on the tool. Click on the tread file and boom! Saved me a lot of time instead of doing it manually.

  • 3d Printing
    Iain Mcmurray | August 16, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Amazing and simple to use. Perfect for setting up my models for 3d Printing when I need threads.

  • Perfect!!!
    Johann Hepp | August 10, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works better than expected. Relieve the work. Thank you!

  • Great tool
    Brad Headlam | August 08, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Time saver if you need to fully model the thread. Only downside is creates large file size, but still great.

  • Works good, a few issues
    Frank Okipnak | August 04, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    As everyone else is saying, great for the most part, just needs to be refined so can do more thread styles as well as holes properly. Otherwise, very handy and cool. The error I get the most is "Failed, try with a bigger pitch offset value", no matter what I try, does not work.

  • Super
    Sule Wad | August 01, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    A great Tool

  • Hoze
    Jozsef Sallai | July 29, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi there, As others have already thanked I also want to do: Thank you guys!

  • easy app to use
    Julian Shepherd | July 13, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    really easy to use great results .

  • Works good
    Ben Vinck | June 26, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It does what's supposeed to do. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  • Excelente!
    Luis Carlos Vega Renteria | June 25, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Muy buena aplicacion! Yo te sugiero que hagas un pequeño tutorial de como hacer roscas para NPT ya que creo que nadie sabe como hacerlo. Gracias

  • good
    谢 凡 | June 12, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    it works very good,especially for 3D print.Thank you!

  • Straightforward and Effective
    Jonathan Bazak | June 09, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Does exactly what I needed it to do: make matching 3d-printable threads on holes and surfaces with just a handful of clicks. Support for more non-standard ISO metric threads would be cool, but there are plenty here as-is. Very handy extension to have!

  • good
    Waiman Liu | June 06, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    very good. i can 3d print many gears now !!

  • Absolutely amazing
    Giacomo Brugnolo | May 24, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very useful for 3d printing and making your components look absolutely better!

  • Awesome
    Ricardo Fernandez Saavedra | May 15, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works perfectly! Thank you!

  • Can't be used with .idw callouts
    Douglas Reiland | May 14, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The downloading and aesthetics of threadModeler are fine, but, unfortunately, this application is not compatible with .idw drawings. Inventor does not recognize the threadModeler modifications to the .ipt, therefore they cannot be called out with hole/thread specifications on drawings. I submitted this to coolOrange tech support. They acknowledged that this was a problem and acted as though this was the first time anyone raised this issue with them.

    Daniel Gamarra | April 30, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I downloaded the plugin. The installation was successful but i can't see the app in the ribbon. Is it working in version 2018??

    Cool Orange (Publisher) | May 03, 2017

    Hallo Daniel, we are currently working on the version for Inventor 2018. We are planning to release it until May 12. Best regards Markus

  • Worked perfect so far
    Simon Roth | April 27, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Had no problems with it, created perfect threads for 3d printing. Thank you

  • Very Useful
    Jordan Coquoz | April 18, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I don"t normally rate things but I wanted to give this five stars because of how amazingly useful this is. Huge thanks to the developers of this tool.

  • Cool so far
    Engineer Draft | April 12, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Have used it once where I wanted to really expose thread on a drawing, so that immediate clarification would happen. Worked well and was happy, good in context of time saving for those one off type jobs.

  • Works well for me
    Jonathan Colella | April 10, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    No hassle, as advertised

  • Great app needs a few tweeks
    ROGER HOOKER | March 29, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    it's very responsive, however it's difficult to champher and seemingly impossible to extrude through.

    Albert Eurich | June 20, 2017

    When using the thread modeler you create a second volume (thread). Now turning or extruding on that element you need to click on "select volume" and then select the thread itself to add it to the process. Was also wondering in the beginning :)

  • Awesome
    Michel Varjao | March 08, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very good tool. It saves a lot of time =)

  • Thanks
    Mogdy Mogdy | March 02, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    i love it and more important use it, thanks a lot

  • Great!!!
    Atanas Dimitrov | February 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It is great and works good!

  • Good | Bien
    Salvador Simón | February 15, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It's useful, thank you. | Es útil, gracias.

  • Worked perfectly
    Nick Pound | February 13, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Easy to use and the thread came out perfectly on the 3D model

  • very cool thankyou
    Robert Barrett | January 28, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    massive time saver I 3d printed a 10 mm nut and screw on our fortus 450 and as far as I can see its perfect . Robb

  • Must have app
    Michael Hanimann | January 27, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Realy important app if solids for 3d-print should generated.

  • Time Saver
    Jason Wells | January 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very useful tool. Adds to the wow factor when showing off your work and for rendering. Works great for 3D printing. To get the chamfer, you need to edit the sketch of the second revolution. Remove the corner where you want the chamfer to be. Great add-on!

  • Excellent App
    John Hackney | January 14, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This application will save you tremendous time if you need fully modeled threads in your model. If you do rapid prototyping of threaded parts, it is a life saver.

  • OK
    Tomas Popelka | January 12, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    good tool for real thread

  • Excellent, where applicable
    Ulrich Bahners | January 11, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Download: was simple. Installation into IV2017: was easy. Be sure to enable Auto-load and disable blocking! First use: is intuitively easy. Limitations from my p.o.v.: 1. Do use where applicable: only when thread gear display is needed. 2. It´s a makro, not an Inventor Feature => no thread info on drawing with the (dynamic) thread note command, and no subsequent change of thread Features. My Résumé: Great tool, I am a fan, thank your very much coolOrange!

  • Great app
    Kaan Demirtas | December 12, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works fine and enough for my needs. Real threads are a sometimes a fine details sometimes a necessity. Works as both for me. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  • Works well few small issues but overall pretty good
    Phil Brodie | December 12, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great tool looks good and works well only really used to create standard metric threads so far with good results did encounter a problem with chamfering the bolt edge though to finish did not work to well with the leading edge of the thread when mating up to hole also could not lose the opening dialogue box after using a glitch that I had a bit annoying having that on the screen all the time. That said it was impressive in showing a proper cut thread although the file size increases dramatically so it would not be good for a large assembly model with lots of bolts in it.

    Jason Wells | January 24, 2017

    If you edit the sketch of the second revolution, chamfer the corner where you want it to be. finish sketch and it should work. Since the sketch is not constrained, fixing a couple of the lines will keep you from accidentally moving one and jacking stuff up.

    Phil Brodie | January 30, 2017

    Thanks Jason

  • Nice app.
    Danny Pinxten | December 05, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It is verry cool, one problem I have, I can't cut trough the tread anymore to make a section view in the 3D modus. I need it to print some stuf to teach.

  • Works great
    Ch'Ng Zai Kai | December 01, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Cool threat modeler. solve my problems in sec.

  • Super einfach!
    Torsten Kass | November 29, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Dieses Plugin macht das Leben sehr viel einfacher. Danke!

  • Works OK
    Darren Sheridan | November 29, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The representation over the standard inventor thread is just what i wanted, however i would agree biggest problem was hole / thread note does not see the thread! Still nice to have.

  • Awesome
    john assmundsson | November 27, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Saves a headache

  • Petr
    Petr Svorba | November 23, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Šikovný pomocník. Uvátali bychom i pro lichoběžníkový ( trápézový) závit.

  • Great Add In
    Chieu Do | November 08, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Perfect! Makes life so much easier. Thanks!

  • NPT Threads
    David Gonsior | October 13, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Cannot seem to model NPT threads...

  • Easy to use
    Dan Potter | October 12, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works really easy, does a fine job. Needs one more feature, it needs to allow for a chamfer to be added. I added this app for making catalog pages, great addition.

  • Its good app
    Maciej Gniadek | October 06, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Its good app

  • Great Add in, but....
    Effendy Zakaria | October 01, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It works great, but got a problem when there's chamfer

  • The best and easiest way to model threads!
    DALTON BLEVINS | September 06, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have been using some variation of this add-in for a couple of years. It has always been a huge tool in my modeling. Thanks for the continued support and development!

  • Ok
    Oleksandr Ovdii | August 18, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Must have.

  • Need to use for NPT thread
    Michael Pierides | August 15, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Has anyone been able to make NPT tapered threads using the thread Modeler? The changelog for the app shows NPT support, but no NPT template exists. Is one of the other templates okay to use?

    DALTON BLEVINS | September 06, 2016

    Yes, it will model NPT tapered threads. First of all, make sure that your part is drawn with the taper and correct dimensions. Then you use the tool like normal. (Thread the part or hole with the Inventor thread feature, then use the coolOrange add-in to model the threads.)

  • silvio
    silvio ross | August 13, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    super thx

  • Awesome addin!!!!
    Bryan Daniels | July 22, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I just added this back in after upgrading my inventor. I love this and it is such a time saver!

  • Realworld Application works
    Dan Kennedy | July 06, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Was having trouble with a model that had threads manually created by a designer. Redid the model with this and the 3-D printers made it happen. Even the machinists can work with this, especially as the output file can be extremely detailed. THIS is an example of what it means to be in a world with talented people who use their skills to help one another so we're not dependent on the thousands of dollars of help from some designer or engineer who's not even doing the work and/or cheating with some application themselves. I wish coolOrange could do a whole lot more - because this makes Autodesk usable for realworld applications and design and makes it usable by even dummies like myself! I found a Youtube video on this and that's how I was turned on to it. I'm sure there are some nuances that could improve the program and I hope coolOrange does improve it because this is awesome! Don't let Autocad buy you out and make it unreasonable in cost for all of us :)

  • Version 2018
    Rodolfo Ramos Castelo Branco | June 18, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    When will the 2018 version be ready? Thank you

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