Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the Cut list, part of SOLIDWORKS: Weldments.
- Any time a weldment is created,…an automatic cut list is added to the feature manager tree.…You can find the feature manager tree…over here on your left, and you can…expand out the cut list here.…You can find all the individual structural members…that go ahead and build up this weldment.…If I right click on the top of that cut list,…I can say Update, and then it'll put…each one of the structural members into a folder,…grouped by the type of weldment that it is.…You can see here, if I expand out these two weldments,…all the individual structural members are still there…based upon the group they were in when we created them.…
Now if I want to create a bounding box,…if I want to bring this part into a new part,…I can do all that from here.…I can click on any one of these structural members here,…right click on it, and you can see…I've got Insert into New Part right here,…I can change the transparency of it.…I can work with individual pieces…of this weldment directly from the cut list.…I can also click on that folder above it,…
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