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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Configuring Cut Lists for Configurations

SOLIDWORKS 2019 now has the option to configure Cut List Properties.  This can be used in scenarios where you need separate properties for a cut list item in different configurations. For example you have ‘Cut-List-Item1’ with two different configurations.  This cut list item has different…

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Use the ‘Exclude from Cut List’ option to manage SOLIDWORKS Modeled Welds

One of the most common practices we run across while discussing weldment functionality with clients is the use of ‘Modeled Welds’ which are additional Solid Bodies that exist in the weldment file to represent the physical mass where a weld would exist — generally in…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Weldments Bounding Box Description Property Customization

The default Cut List Description property for a SOLIDWORKS 2018 Weldments Bounding Box can now be customized.  The default Description value is the same as previous releases. Sheet Metal bodies will automatically have Bounding Box properties added, including Description.  For a regular solid body, you…

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How to show SOLIDWORKS Sub-weldment Components in a Drawing Cut List

In SOLIDWORKS, a Weldment model usually includes many numbers of components which show in the cut list table. To reduce the rows in the cut list to a manageable number or to create sub-groups for the model, one can group components and save them under…

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Add SOLIDWORKS Cut-List Property to All Cut-List Items at a Time

When a new SOLIDWORKS Cut-List Property is needed in multiple cut-list items, the weldment feature can be used to add the property to all cut-list items at a time. Right-click on the Weldment feature in the design tree and select Properties. Add the name of…

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How to transfer SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile Material Properties to a Part

Did you know it is possible to add material properties to custom weldment profiles. This allows you to transfer the SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile Material Properties to the weldment design. If more than one profile is used in the design, the weldment members could be defined…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Cut List Sorting

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS users had limited control over the way they could sort the cut list components. One of these limitations was when you slightly change one of the solid bodies in your part, it was shown as a separate component in the cut list….

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Total Control for the Bend Allowance in Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

You have to upgrade to SolidWorks 2013 SP3.0 in order to have total control over the bend allowance for multibody sheet metal parts. Note: Many thanks to Anna Wood for making me aware about this new functionality!!! While the ability to control the thickness, default radius and the bend allowance at the body level has been implemented in SolidWorks 2013 SP0, the workflow was not really intuitive for the user (read this article for more information about how this functionality worked in SolidWorks 2013 SP0, SP1 and SP2). Starting with SolidWorks 2013 SP3.0, there is a new checkbox for the bend allowance at the body level that can control where the information is coming from: either from the Sheet Metal feature at the part level…

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Time Saver: Insert Sheet Metal Parameters in your Drawings

Before yesterday, I was sure I knew everything about custom properties and how to use them in parametric annotations. After all, if the information is already in the model, why not use it in Drawings, BOMs and other interesting places. Well… turns out I was…

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