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.



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



(133 評論)


  • Excellent Plug-in for 3d Prints
    Sotiris Katsikis | 十一月 19, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Great for 3d printing
    Michael Berna | 十月 23, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十月 13, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Thread annotation
    Katarina Goreta | 九月 25, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • WOW! Works Great
    Dan Murphy | 八月 17, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 八月 16, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Perfect!!!
    Johann Hepp | 八月 10, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Great tool
    Brad Headlam | 八月 08, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 八月 04, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 八月 01, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    A great Tool

  • Hoze
    Jozsef Sallai | 七月 29, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • easy app to use
    Julian Shepherd | 七月 13, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    really easy to use great results .

  • Works good
    Ben Vinck | 六月 26, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Excelente!
    Luis Carlos Vega Renteria | 六月 25, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 六月 12, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Straightforward and Effective
    Jonathan Bazak | 六月 09, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 六月 06, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Absolutely amazing
    Giacomo Brugnolo | 五月 24, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Awesome
    Ricardo Fernandez Saavedra | 五月 15, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Works perfectly! Thank you!

  • Can't be used with .idw callouts
    Douglas Reiland | 五月 14, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 四月 30, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 (發佈者) | 五月 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 | 四月 27, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Very Useful
    Jordan Coquoz | 四月 18, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 四月 12, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 四月 10, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    No hassle, as advertised

  • Great app needs a few tweeks
    ROGER HOOKER | 三月 29, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

    Albert Eurich | 六月 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 | 三月 08, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Thanks
    Mogdy Mogdy | 三月 02, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Great!!!
    Atanas Dimitrov | 二月 17, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    It is great and works good!

  • Good | Bien
    Salvador Simón | 二月 15, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Worked perfectly
    Nick Pound | 二月 13, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • very cool thankyou
    Robert Barrett | 一月 28, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 一月 27, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Time Saver
    Jason Wells | 一月 17, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 一月 14, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 一月 12, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    good tool for real thread

  • Excellent, where applicable
    Ulrich Bahners | 一月 11, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十二月 12, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十二月 12, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 一月 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 | 一月 30, 2017

    Thanks Jason

  • Nice app.
    Danny Pinxten | 十二月 05, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十二月 01, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Cool threat modeler. solve my problems in sec.

  • Super einfach!
    Torsten Kass | 十一月 29, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Dieses Plugin macht das Leben sehr viel einfacher. Danke!

  • Works OK
    Darren Sheridan | 十一月 29, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十一月 27, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Saves a headache

  • Petr
    Petr Svorba | 十一月 23, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Great Add In
    Chieu Do | 十一月 08, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Perfect! Makes life so much easier. Thanks!

  • NPT Threads
    David Gonsior | 十月 13, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Cannot seem to model NPT threads...

  • Easy to use
    Dan Potter | 十月 12, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十月 06, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Its good app

  • Great Add in, but....
    Effendy Zakaria | 十月 01, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • The best and easiest way to model threads!
    Dalton Blevins | 九月 06, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 八月 18, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Must have.

  • Need to use for NPT thread
    Michael Pierides | 八月 15, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 九月 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 | 八月 13, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    super thx

  • Awesome addin!!!!
    Bryan Daniels | 七月 22, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 七月 06, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 :)

  • Works good
    David Rychlý | 七月 04, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Works very good, should be default feature in Inventor!

  • That's great!
    Smile Five | 六月 11, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    That's great

  • GREAT technical support
    Marcus Wolsey | 六月 07, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Having updated to Inventor 2017 was not able to see or use Thread Modeler. Contacted their technical support they quickly put me right and now it works. Product itself is a great time saver and it was FREE.

  • Works, but then causes problems
    Timothy Molitor | 六月 02, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    It worked great and made a good thread but then I could not extrude (cut) any part of the new thread.

  • Works great, except when you want to close it
    Quirijn Verbij | 五月 27, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    The thread modeler works great, but when you want to cancel your action then there comes an error, there is no other way to close the program, only closes when you exit Inventor

  • BFS & BSP
    Paul Mason | 五月 18, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    I work a lot with some very old machines and steam Loco, mainly in museums, however all are in full running/working order. My question is will we imperial, inch, sized British Standard Fine and British Standard Pipe an British Allied, thread modelling. It would make my job a lot easier

    William Woehlke | 四月 27, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    I have been trying to find a good thread modeler for a while now, the one that was advertised on Autodesk Labs has been taken down for a while and I came across this one and was willing to give it a shot. It works great! I've used it on internal and external threads, and yes, it does take a little playing around with to get chamfers where you want them, but I've found that just leaving them out sometimes allows the modeler to create a nice finish on its own too. Also, it does leave the threads pretty tight, but that's not hard to adjust and it's because, like most Inventor features, they are hard locked onto the numbers. Anyone machining a part will understand there's a tolerance to be allowed for and can compensate. One other note, the Combine tool will fix the "2 solid body" issue I've seen some others bring up. It is a very efficient finishing operation to blend the modeled thread into the rest of your part as one solid body. Great Job coolOrange and Thanks a million for the Add-In!

  • Works but not on holes
    Fredrik Hansson | 四月 27, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    It works but not on holes created with hole wizard. This is something Autodesk need to implement in the thread-feature instead.

    Maha Nadarasa | 八月 21, 2016

    Yes, I encountered the same problem.

  • Thread modeller
    Timothy Moore | 三月 29, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    FIRST CLASS such an easy way to achieve proper threads, allowing thread faces to be picked to produce an animated joint easily. Thank you Orange. Tim

  • Works OK, but...
    mike lake | 三月 23, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    A few things to be aware of: • It must be an Inventor “thread” feature to work. The “hole” feature with threads generated from within the “hole” dialog box does not work. • Holes into which you will put ID threads must first be modeled at the thread major diameter. Coolorange picks up the pitch info from the Inventor thread, but assumes the diameter of the hole is a major thread diameter. If you modeled the hole at thread minor diameter (as would be normal), it will generate small threads and still think they are the correct size… • The “thread” feature must be accurate with regard to length, etc – coolorange will create the length of it's revolution and coil based on the thread feature parameters, and create a cool Helicoil looking piece of geometry that goes out into space even if there is no supporting cylindrical geometry for it. • Threads that intersect chamfers or radiuses do not work. Coolorange generated threads have flat, perpendicular ends – period. Some trimming may be required. • The coolorange geometry is not parametric with the Inventor thread feature that supplied the data. Go back and edit your thread feature, and the coolorange thread form doesn’t care. • It makes the .ipt file sizes huge. • If you want to 3D print these threads and actually have the fit together and work, you will have to "fudge" your thread fit by moving the major diameters around by .005" or so (depends on your printer) to create clearance at the pitch diameter. You may also have to manually edit the coolOrange revolution and coil to make sure the coil is longer than the revolution to get a good thread lead-in on the end. In summary, it is faster than modeling your own thread forms, but not without it's issues...

    Phil Brodie | 一月 30, 2017

    I never had issues as long as I created the hole diameter myself and added from the thread modeling tool

  • Good working
    Wojciech Baran | 三月 02, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    It iw very useful tools, especiially that it is for free :)

  • Simple and easy to use
    Alvin Russell | 二月 29, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Installed with no issues. Simple easy to follow instructions. Nice feature if you want that final bit of realism in your part.

  • Excellent !!! Can't run with Parameters.
    Shailesh Patel | 二月 24, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Easy, Quick and Excellent !!! Wondering, if could modify Thread size and Length by changing parameters. Still, it's too quick to remake.

  • Showcase Issues
    Heiko Sauther | 二月 13, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    When i got a Hole and a Thread - this tool shows it perfect in Showcase. When i put it on a outside Diameter - Showcase is for whatever reason not able to handle it and just shows a "Layer"

  • Works fine.
    Jan Bakker | 二月 04, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)


  • Version 2018
    Rodolfo Ramos Castelo Branco | 六月 18, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    When will the 2018 version be ready? Thank you