Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a bounding box, part of Weldments with SOLIDWORKS.
- A feature that's been added to SolidWorks…recently is called the Bounding Box.…Now Bounding Box can be used for…a lot of different things, basically what it is,…is just showing a 3D box around a shape.…Length, width, and heighth for that item.…Now for Weldments, it's just gonna give you your…basic overalls, but you can also use…this same feature in other areas of SolidWorks.…For instance, if you have maybe a cylinder…or some weird part you're bringing…in from another assembly, you want to basically…figure out, "Hey, what size box is this gonna fit in?…What size piece of material do we need to buy…to be able to create this piece?"…And that's what the Bounding Box really is nice for…so again, it has some nice uses…inside of Weldments but you can also…turn just about any part into a Weldment…and then create a Bounding Box around it…to get some good information out.…
Here's a basic tutorial on how to do that.…So come over here to the Cut List,…before you can do anything with it,…we need to update it, so right click on it,…
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