SOLIDWORKS Weldments

SOLIDWORKS Weldment Trim Order

On creating multiple groups in a single SOLIDWORKS Weldment Structural Member feature, you can adjust the Trim Order to indicate which group comes first (isn’t trimmed) then how subsequent groups are trimmed.  In this example we’ll look at corner location with 3 members coming together….

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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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Setting up a Static Simulation on SOLIDWORKS Weldments

When working with large assemblies, you may want to run a static simulation on a sub-assembly and you are faced with the error “Load/Restraint cannot be applied to the beam face, edge, or vertex”  as seen in the picture below when applying fixtures & external…

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Step-by-step Guide for creating a SOLIDWORKS Part Template

Making a SOLIDWORKS Part Template is a quick and easy way to model in the desired unit of measure, have the appropriate visual qualities and have other specific settings turned on or off. Below is a step by step process of how to create a…

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How to add Custom Information to a SOLIDWORKS Balloon

When adding a SOLIDWORKS balloon to a Drawing there is an option to show the quantity of the part. This a great way to give the reader additional information quickly, but what if you want to show other model details in the balloon, for instance the…

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Creating frameworks using a SOLIDWORKS Grid System

If you ever had to design furniture, racking or framework for more complex forms there is a reference geometry command that will save you time and effort called a SOLIDWORKS Grid System. When you launch the SOLIDWORKS Grid System command, it puts you in sketch…

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SOLIDWORKS Configurations and the ‘Save Bodies’ command

Weldment Part Configuration

The “Save Bodies” command is a great feature for saving out all or some of the individual bodies of a multibody part to their own individual part files while keeping them parametrically linked to the original. I’ve seen this used for a multitude of reasons,…

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SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM with Single Body Sheet Metal Part

When you create a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM from an assembly that contains sheet metal or weldment parts it will add further indented rows with the cutlist information.  You have the option to show the ‘Detailed cut list’ in the Indented BOM.  For weldment files, deselecting…

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Master Cut List Property Management while inserting Parts into Parts

A variety of techniques can be employed when building assemblies in SOLIDWORKS. In some cases the weldment module is used as the primary assembly environment, in other cases we see welded bodies being created as individual assembly components before they are placed together at the…

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