Learn about adding in end caps.
- [Instructor] The SOLIDWORKS Weldment package…easily allows you to add end caps to your parts,…and it's a pretty easy tool, but we do need to know…how to use it for the exam.…Click on End Cap.…Over here under the Face option, go ahead and just choose…like the end of one of these pieces.…You can see it easily just adds an end cap for us.…You can change the thickness here, so I want to type in…0.375 to change the thickness.…The Thickness Ratio is how much it's overlapping this.…Notice this is 0.5 so it's halfway across that material.…If I make that zero, it pushes it…all the way out to the edge.…
If I make that one, it pushes it all the way…to the inside edge, so you can see…how you can move that around.…In this case here, I'm going to add a zero offset.…And then Corner Treatment sometimes you like to either…add a Fillet or a Chamfer.…In this case, I'm going to add a chamfer.…You can see I can just kind of either bump that up…or bump it down to create that little corner.…So in this case here, let's make it 0.6,…
Join Gabriel Corbett as he reviews the exam requirements, along with testing techniques and tips to make more effective use of your time. He refreshes your knowledge of fundamentals such as creating and saving weldment profiles, building sketches, trimming and extending weldments, applying corner treatments, and creating end caps and gussets. He also covers advanced weldment creation, profile alignment, and weldment cut lists. Last, but not least, he reviews questions from a sample exam and provides pointers for measuring parts correctly and verifying the unit system.
- Test-taking techniques
- Placing and locating weldment profiles
- Modifying corners
- Placing gaps at corners and segment intersections
- End caps and gussets
- Modifying weldment parts
- Creating a 3D sketch
- Creating cut lists