Structural Member

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Structure System Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Monkey Bars

The SOLIDWORKS Structure System is fairly new and while in its infancy “new” basic improvements are being made with every SOLIDWORKS release. Looking at efficiency best practices, using a pattern comes to mind. The basic answer to why we pattern brings me back to the…

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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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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 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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SOLIDWORKS Steel Detailing [On-demand WEBINAR]

Steel Detailer

Watch our on-demand webinar to see SOLIDWORKS steel detailing tools and techniques. The webinar features the Steel Detailer (TSD), a new software product that works inside SOLIDWORKS to automate the creation of detailed structural models and fabrication drawings, reducing the time from concept to completion. Based on…

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BuiltWorks: Structural Steel Design in SolidWorks

BuiltWorks is a high-performance software application for real-time steel design within the SolidWorks environment, providing tools for 3D solid parametric modelling, analysis and design, connection detailing and automatic generation of both drawings and reports. BuiltWorks as a software product was developed to meet the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Plant industries requirements for high performance flexible and versatile tools that include extended integration capabilities to analysis software. Learn more about BuiltWorks here: http://www.javelin-tech.com/main/products/builtworks.htm

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Increasing Your SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile Library

SOLIDWORKS provides a library of standard weldment profiles that can be used for structural members.  However, you also have the opportunity to download additional profiles or create your own. Download Additional Weldment Structural Member Profiles Open the Design Library tab in the Task Pane Expand…

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