Manually adding a Part to a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group [VIDEO]

Article by Saeed Mojarad (CSWE) updated October 3, 2017


SOLIDWORKS Weldment functionality is a great tool to make a weldment structure. A Weldment structure is a unit formed by welding an assembly of parts together. Once you start making a structure using Weldment functionality, SOLIDWORKS generates a list of the components in the Weldment part which is called a Cutlist. In this list you can find important information like the proper cutting length of each profile.

The Cutlist groups identical items together using folders, leaving out items like fillet beads that do not belong on the list. If there is any difference between two parts, like a small hole or fillet, SOLIDWORKS will detect them as separate items and as a result will group them under two separate folders. That may not be the desired grouping specially if the changes are small. In cases like this you can manually rearrange the grouping of weldment parts. This short video shows how to do it.

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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.