SOLIDWORKS Tools for Self-locating and Self-fixturing Assembly Design

When it comes to design, SOLIDWORKS has over 20 years of customer driven functions, to get the results you need, effectively. Take a look at the latest SOLIDWORKS tools adapted for self-locating and self-fixturing assembly design

SOLIDWORKS Structure System

Structure system provides a flexible method to create welded structures with or without the use of complex 3D Sketches to define all members. In one single feature, you can add different members, and select various sizes by selecting a combination of sketch lines, points, and planes as locating references.

The Structure System was first introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2019 and enhanced in 2020. it 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.

Tab and Slot Tool

A costly part of the manufacturing process is creating fixtures, so many designers are now turning to self-fixturing, design techniques to reduce assembly and set-up costs in the manufacturing process. ​ The Tab and Slot Tool can automate this design step. Tab and slot can be created on parts in an assembly, a single part, or a multibody part. You start by choosing an edge to define the tab, and a face to define where the slot where will terminate.

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