Advanced weldments brings an expanded design tool set to SOLIDWORKS 2019 users that design frameworks and supporting structures. Frameworks can be designed more rapidly using a broader set of tools.
Advanced Weldments Speed Design in All Industries
Weldments are a key feature of many designs and SOLIDWORKS has long been an innovator in providing tools to create weldments
New Structure System
With SOLIDWORKS 2019 the new Structure System, is an advanced weldment environment that lets you create and modify structural members of different profiles in a single feature.
- Primary members are defined using 2D and 3D sketch segments, points, edges, reference planes and surfaces. A Window can be used to select the edges of the surfaces without regard for member groups. Familiar weldment profiles are used to specify the weldment cross section.
- In the Structure System environment, members can have different profiles. The web members will be defined using sketch segments and secondary members run between primary members, and are defined by selecting member pairs.
- Members are defined but they’re not trimmed. When you finish adding the structural members, the Corner Management tool is presented so you can fine-tune the corner treatments. The simple corners will be set to Body Trim so they get “copied” to the vertical members. For complex corners, there are more options.
The new Structure System feature provides an advanced weldment environment that lets you create and modify structural members of different profiles in a single feature with flexible corner management and trimming. This workflow makes it easier to create complex structure systems without the need to create intricate 3D sketches.
Structure System Support with Advanced Weldments is included with SOLIDWORKS Premium 2019 software from Javelin.
SOLIDWORKS Premium software gives you powerful, easy-to-use functionality that automates tasks, streamlines workflows, and helps you quickly define and validate the form, fit, and function of your design. Part of the SOLIDWORKS product development solution.
Including tools for design, simulation, sustainability, communication and data management—SOLIDWORKS Premium empowers innovative design with specific tools that help you work more efficiently so you can make better design decisions.
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