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1 Steve Ostrovsky – TPM – CSW (PISTEW)
Weldments Introduction Steve Ostrovsky – TPM – CSW (PISTEW)

2 Screen images and renderings of examples

3 Weldment Topics Weldment Profiles - Setup
3dSketching & How to Select Lines Groups v Members Custom Profiles Custom Properties (Tab Builder) Wood Weldment w/ Sheet Metal Weldment with no Members Drawings – Cut Lists, Single Bodies Weldment Topics Topics

4 Widescreen Pictures Pictures can also be presented more dramatically in widescreen. This is a blank slide just because it’s pretty flower ….

5 Weldment Profiles - Setup
Setup network location for Weldment Profiles Folders must be setup in correct order Tools > Options > File Locations > Weldment Profiles Design Library SolidWorks Content CTRL+Click to download Setting up folder structure to contain your Weldment Profiles.

6 3DSketching & Sketch Considerations
Quick 3DSketch Tips Sketch line & selection considerations Using a single 3DSketch can do wonders for your Weldment. Start with your basic design shape. Then when you need to add to the structure, just modify the initial 3DSketch to add the lines needed. This will help with FeatureTree efficiency plus it won’t create relations throughout the tree which will allow easier future editing. Planar Connected end to end Individual Segments Disconnected Parallel Can’t select at intersection

7 Groups & Members Order of selection in groups determines how segments will be trimmed First selected will stay full length Last select will be trimmed to meet first 2010 introduced use of Groups. When using same profile, you can select all structure member lines in one feature. Using standard selection methods, select lines for a group, then use New Group to start next group. All member will trim to terminating faces with usual Trim Order and Miter/End Butt controls

8 Custom Profiles Use existing, modify
Use Dimensions to drive Description From scratch – Save As Library Feature Asked to create “simplified library feature part” – NO After created – Add Sketch to Library No Green L and you get “Empty Library Feature” error when using profile Modifying an existing Profile is the easiest way to make a new Profile Use linking to dimensions in the description to capture profile Height/Width

9 Custom Properties Property Tab builder
Must select Cut-List Item to apply Weldment Custom Form otherwise it will default to part form Adding Properties to Profiles Bulk Property Update via Weldment Feature Multiple Materials To have the Property Tab work, you must select the Cut-list item To define a material per member Expand the Cut-List folder so you can see the structural members listed out RMB on the structural member and you’ll see the Define Material option

10 Wood No real profile database exists – create your own
Can use Weldments without using Structural Members

11 Weldments & Sheet Metal
New to SolidWorks 2010 Sheet Metal parts now get a Cut-List Multiple Sheet Metal bodies in one part Just start a new Base-Flange to start a new Sheet Metal body. Edge Flanges can now terminate at existing edges. If this terminates in a second body, it will combine those bodies into one.

12 Weldments without Weldments
Don’t always have to use structural members to take advantage of Weldment tools Insert just the Weldment Feature Turns off Merge Result Insert > Part Inserts part as if it were welded – custom properties follow over Cut-list turn into “psuedo” part BOM

13 Drawings – Cut Lists, Single Bodies
Relative View - detailing

14 More Info …

15 Thank You

16 Contact info

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