SOLIDWORKS Weldments

Easy SOLIDWORKS Cabinet Making Part 4

Easy SOLIDWORKS Cabinet Making Part 1

This is the last article to wrap up our easy SOLIDWORKS cabinet design series. There will be more in the future with more advanced workflows. In this article we are going to clean up our body properties with materials, descriptions and dimensions. Currently our bodies…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Weldment Cut List IDs

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Cut List Properties

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can now generate IDs for each Weldment Part Cut List item that is a unique identifier for each cut list item in a Part’s Cut List folder. To enable this, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Weldments. Under…

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Parametric Flat Pattern of Bent Rod/Tube in SOLIDWORKS

tube flat pattern

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools provide the ability to obtain the flat shape from a bent part.  The flat length of each bend is based on defined parameters.  This can be defined with K-factors, Bend Allowance or Bend Deduction.  For more information on Sheet Metal calculations,…

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Save time detailing bodies in SOLIDWORKS with Relative To Model view!

So you’ve got a multibody part, such as a weldment or other non-welded design (doesn’t even need to use Weldment tools) in SOLIDWORKS, and it’s time to detail each body as it would appear before being welded or assembled.  With assemblies, common practice is to…

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Designing a Homemade Workout Bench with SOLIDWORKS Weldments

SOLIDWORKS Workout Bench

Given the global COVID-19 pandemic it has become taboo to be out in public. Now that my local gym and thousands of other gyms are closed to help prevent the spread of the virus that leaves us thinking, ‘what do we do if we want…

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SOLIDWORKS Structure System Angle Identifier

The latest feature to be added to the SOLIDWORKS Structure System is Angle Direction and Rotation. It can be quite handy to know what the mitre angle is and if it’s the same on both sides. Angle Direction and Rotation is displayed in the Cut-List…

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Creating Primary Members based on Points in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Weldments

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides you with additional tools and control options for creating primary members in weldment structures. In this article, we are going to review these new options in SOLIDWORKS 2020 for primary members based on “point and length”, members “between points”, members using “up…

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How To Make Lumber Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS

We’re going to start making lumber profiles to be used as weldments and smart blocks (in later articles). With a regular SOLIDWORKS part template open we’re going to modify this heavily. I’ll start with adding in a material of Spruce. If you don’t know how…

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Unable to Save after Changing a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile?

So you are working on a SOLIDWORKS Weldment part, you go to save, and suddenly the following error message appears: If you are unable to save after changing a Weldment Profile, this could be caused when there is a set of custom properties whose value…

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