Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding in nonweldment parts, part of SOLIDWORKS: Weldments.
- Once you have a weldment part…it's easy to create an assembly using that part.…Then I can bring in other parts…that are other weldments, or individual parts…that we've brought in from SolidWorks…using any of the other SolidWorks packages…like sheet metal, surfaces, you name it.…We can build an assembly of just about anything.…To get started here's my first part,…which is 3.2.1 and it's just a simple weldment…that's created by using some two inch tubing.…Now I'm gonna create an assembly from that,…so click on file, click on make assembly from part.…Go ahead and choose 3.2.1 and start the assembly.…
Now I'm gonna go and click on window,…tile horizontally, and you can see the other parts…I have open and if you don't have these parts…open already, go ahead and open up 3.2.2N.3.…Then I want to go ahead and drag these…into my assembly, so click on the part…and just drag it in.…Click on this part here and just…go ahead and drag that in.…I'm gonna expand that window back out…and you can see here's the parts all ready to go.…
See how to build assemblies from weldments and add gussets, weld beads, and end caps. Then find out how to automatically generate documentation such as weldment cut lists and weld tables to add to your drawings. To wrap up the course, Gabriel offers tips and tricks for fabricating your finished design, such as using standard-sized materials for quick and easy production.
- What are weldments, and why use them?
- Creating construction planes and sketching in 2D and 3D
- Adding structural members
- Flipping and mirroring
- Working with joints, braces, and brackets
- Creating custom profiles
- Making an assembly from a weldment
- Adding in weld beads
- Creating a basic weldment drawing
- Including a weld table
- Preparing for fabrication