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Download SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profiles

Article by Saeed Mojarad (CSWE) created/updated April 24, 2015

When you have a new installation of SOLIDWORKS on your system you may notice that there are very few Profiles available in Weldments when you select a Structural Member.

The reason that SOLIDWORKS have not included all the standards and profiles in the standard installation is due to the size of the installation. That is why SOLIDWORKS provides you with a free download link in case you require other standards or profiles.

How to Download SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profiles

To access all of the standard profiles are available in SOLIDWORKS go to the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane and select the Design Library tab. From there expand the SOLIDWORKS Content > Weldments folder as shown below and it lists all the Standards that are available for download.

Weldments Library

Weldments Library

To download a particular standard click on it while holding the Ctrl (Control) key on your keyboard. You can download the file and save it at any location.

Weldment Profiles

Weldment Profiles

Once the downloading process is finished you can unzip the file. Now you need to place the unzipped files in the right location. Run SOLIDWORKS and go to Tools > Options and select the File Location from the System Options tab. In the File location select the Weldment Profiles option from the pull down menu. It also shows the default location of the Weldment profiles.

Weldment Profile folder location

Weldment Profile folder location

Now open your Windows Explorer and go to the location shown for Weldment profiles from the system options menu, then copy and paste the unzipped file as shown below.

Folder Location

Folder Location

Once you are done with the above step you will see the profiles for that standard. In this case we copied the ANSI Inch and now there are new types of profiles as shown below. After this all the profiles will automatically appear in the Structural member menu in the Weldments toolbar.

New Profiles listed

New Profiles listed

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Saeed Mojarad (CSWE)

Saeed Mojarad is an application engineer at Javelin Technologies. He received his B.S from Mazandaran University, Iran; and his M.S. from École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Canada. He has several years of experience using SOLIDWORKS in different industries such as manufacturing and aerospace. Currently located in Calgary, he is helping SOLIDWORKS users all across Canada as a technical support and SOLIDWORKS instructor.

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