Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom profiles, part of SOLIDWORKS: Weldments.
- Creating custom Weldment profiles within SolidWorks…is pretty straightforward and easy.…However, saving the file sometimes…can be a little bit more complicated…so let's go through the whole process.…To get started, let's create a profile…that we want to save and use later in Weldments.…I'm gonna click on the front plane…and go ahead and start a sketch.…I'm gonna use the line command…and start right at the origin…and just draw out a few lines here.…This is gonna be my profile.…Okay, I'm gonna go ahead and add a dimension…at the top of two inches.…
And a dimension here to the side at .5.…Then I'm gonna go ahead and choose this top line,…hold down control,…this line adjacent to it and make them both equal.…You do the same thing here.…Click on this line here, line on the bottom…and make them both equal.…Once you have that, I want this to be a hollow shape…so I want to make a offset entity.…I'm gonna choose one of these lines…and those that does it to the outside.…So you have this yellow representation…of what's gonna happen.…
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