Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Fabrication resources, part of SOLIDWORKS: Weldments.
- In this video, I wanna point out a few fabrication…and weldment resources.…A couple good books is always very valuable to have…so one of the best books to have in your library…is a Machinery's Handbook, and it's always coming…out every couple of years with a new edition of it.…It has been coming out for over a hundred years…and it has all types of information about…material, processes, welding.…You name it, it's all in there.…It's a great reference book.…Your local material supplier, I happen to use…this company called Industrial Metal Supply.…Wherever you're from, wherever you're reading this book,…find your local supplier because a lot of times…they're gonna have a great amount of information…available just on their website.…
For instance here, if I wanna choose out a type of material,…I can choose like Aluminum, Angle, and it's gonna tell me…all the different various sizes that are available…from my material supplier.…I can choose the shape, let's say Bar,…and choose a profile like maybe Rectangle.…You can see here, here's what they have in stock.…
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