Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Flipping and mirroring, part of Weldments with SOLIDWORKS.
- When you're working with shapes,…like channel or i-beams,…how and where that shape is oriented…makes a lot of difference.…So, in this case,…you see I have this channel…around the outside of my part,…and by the way, I'm opening 2-3,…or 2.3 solid file.…And I've already laid out this structural member here,…and it's not really the way I want it to be laid out.…So, let's go back and edit that structural member.…So, go over here to Structural Member number one,…and click on "Edit Feature".…You can see I've got one group to find here,…and these lines make that up.…
Now, if I come down here to Mirror Profile,…and I've got some corner treatments,…to take a look at.…A bunch of things you can play with.…So, click on "Mirror Profile".…And notice what happens,…it moves it from up to down.…But, try the horizontal axis,…notice I click on "Horizontal Axis",…now instead of flipping it out, it actually flips it in.…So all of those little legs of the pieces of channel,…are now facing inwards.…And that's actually what I want.…Now I do have to locate the profile differently.…
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