Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding structural members, part of Weldments with SOLIDWORKS.
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- Structural members can be steel beams,…like I-beams, channel, angle, or tubing,…or we can design our own shapes.…The structural members will be placed…in the line segments that you created…in both your 2D as well as your 3D sketches.…I've got here two point one opened up,…it looks a lot like what we were working with…in chapter one here, and I've got basically like…a little table that we're going to be working with.…So, first things first is define your sketches.…So I've got a couple of 2D sketches here defined.…I don't have any 3D sketches yet,…but we'll be working on those soon.…
But this is all I need to layout my design.…I'm going to jump up to the Weldments toolbar,…click on Weldments, so I'm turning that on making sure…we do have a weldment here,…and then choose a structural member.…Now for the top of this thing…I'm going to be using some channel.…So, let's come down here to ANSI Inch,…I'm going to choose C Channel, and for the size,…I'm going to choose the three inch by five inch channel.…Okay, now what I'm going to do is I'm just going…
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