SOLIDWORKS Weldments

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

SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group

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…

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment Structural Member Chain Selection

SOLIDWORKS Weldment Structural Member Chain Selection

When creating Weldment Structural Members, sketch entities are selected to create groups.  You may have a simple 2D Sketch, a complicated 3D Sketch or a mixture of both.  Groups can be several parallel (non-connected) lines or a set of connected lines. Within the Structural Member…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Save Bodies command without creating multiple copies

SOLIDWORKS Save Bodies

Have you previously used the SOLIDWORKS Save Bodies command on a weldment feature only to find that all of the identical parts were made into individual files? Why use the SOLIDWORKS Save Bodies command? The SOLIDWORKS Save Bodies command can be used on any multibody…

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Save time by using SOLIDWORKS Weldments!

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…

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Improve your SOLIDWORKS Weldments with Configurations!

Using a combination of SOLIDWORKS Weldments and part configurations, you can easily generate and update cutlists for various frame sizes. In this case we’ll look at an example using a basic wooden pallet. In the picture on the left, the base for a wooden pallet…

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment is not just for Weldments!

You’ve likely heard about the great SOLIDWORKS Weldment functionality. It can quickly and efficiently generate welded frame multi-body parts, create gussets and end caps, and export this information to a drawing cut list. We love being able to complete these outputs so easily, but why…

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