The Bolt Commodity Code Substitution Rule node (the BoltCommodityCodeSubstRule sheet in the Bolt Commodity Code Substitution.xls workbook) is an optional rule that you can use to define a bolt's commodity code using the dimensional characteristics of the bolt. This optional rule applies to stud bolts, machine bolts, cap screws, tap end stud bolts, and combination stud bolts.
This rule is used when the material control system requires the bolt commodity code to serve as a part number that reflects the bolt diameter and the bolt length. The bolt's commodity code used in the Piping Specification does not include the bolt diameter and the bolt length because those values are not known until the bolted joint is placed in the 3D model. This rule updates the commodity code of the bolt set in the model to reflect the bolt length and the bolt diameter.
Bolt Commodity Code (Required)
Enter the commodity code to use for the material control system. This commodity code is not used to query the piping commodity material data for the bolt part.
Bolt Diameter (Required)
Specify the diameter of the bolt. Include the unit of measurement, in or mm, when defining this value.
Bolt Length (Required)
Specify the length of the bolt. Include the unit of measurement, in or mm, when defining this value.
Contractor Commodity Code (Required)
Enter the commodity code for the bolt (or the substitution cap screw) as defined in the Bolt Selection Filter.