Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Fabrication tips and tricks, part of SOLIDWORKS: Weldments.
- OK, so here we go with a few quick tips and tricks…for getting your parts fabricated easier, faster and better.…Number one is: use standard sized material.…Now there's a lot of different materials.…If you've downloaded a material library from SolidWorks…or you've created your own, make sure the supplier…you're using, the fabrication shop or the material supplier…stocks that material, because a lot of time there's…random-sized materials that are obscure or hard to find…and that's going to drive the cost up…and make it a lot harder to get that material…to build your parts, so definitely,…if you're selecting material, right over here on my…structural member, if I edit that I can take a look at under…ANSI inch I've got all types of random materials.…
Right here this is an aluminium T Section, I'm not sure…how common that one is, but it's not something…that you see everyday.…This is a 5x4x5.21 pounds per foot,…hey, maybe they make it, maybe they don't, I have no idea,…but I'm probably going to be better set up, instead of…
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