Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a basic weldment drawing, part of Weldments with SOLIDWORKS.
- To make a SolidWorks drawing of a weldment,…we're going to use the same basic tools…we used to make any type of drawing inside of SolidWorks.…However with weldments, there's a couple of other things…we might want to point out.…To get started I have 4.1 opened up here,…and it's a weldment table frame.…And you can see we have a couple different…weldment structural members here.…We've got a, basically, two by two tubing…and then we've got some angle iron down here.…I've added some gussets, then if you flip…this thing around on the bottom,…I've added some end caps, and I've…color coded every piece here.…So end caps are in red, the angle iron here is…in this bluish purple, and the gussets are in green.…
That's a nice thing to do when you're working with weldments…because you know exactly which piece is which…and what material that piece is going to be made out of.…To make the drawing, let's go up to File,…Make Drawing From Part, I'm going to go ahead…and choose that Lynda template, and click OK.…As soon as I get this, I get this little window over here…
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