Save time by using SOLIDWORKS Weldments!

Article by Sam Sharkawi updated August 6, 2017


What’s the traditional way of creating a structure or an assembly of parts that make up a frame? If you answered create parts individually and create an assembly, I have some news for you!! SOLIDWORKS includes a feature called Weldments!

Weldments work at part level and require minimal time to create frames of any sort!

How do Weldments work?

To get started, all you need is a sketch, either a 2D or 3D will work depending on your requirements.

Then create a profile, standard profiles come with SOLIDWORKS such as tubes, channels, pipes, angles and much much more! More-so creating custom profiles is a breeze and can use your very own custom profiles in frames!

After you have the profile you want it’s as easy as selecting lines and assigning members.

Add a weldments member

Add a member

You have full control over the model we can rotate the members or locate the profile as well as have different options for corners!

Applying a Weldment corner treatment

Applying a Weldment corner treatment

After everything is set SOLIDWORKS will group all the matching members and give us important information such as cut-lists and properties!

Cut-list Properties

Cut-list Properties

There are many benefits to Weldments such as saving time and developing costs, as well as increasing productivity!

There are many more time-saving features included with SOLIDWORKS, for more information please contact us.

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Sam Sharkawi

Sam has been working with 3D CAD software for over 5 years, and is always looking to solve complex design problems. Sam has trained a number of designers on using Solidworks and has applied it to their specific industry.