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SOLIDWORKS Weldments

Mastering the SOLIDWORKS Weldments environment provides you time saving of up to 90% compared to the traditional assembly workflows, for any user who designs structures made out of components with constant profiles. The knowledge you will gain can be applied to various applications such as welded structures, wood decks, fences, stairs or railings. As a bonus, using Weldments allows you to rapidly analyse very large structures with much lower computational resources using SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

After the training you will be able to:

  • Create weldment designs using the weldment tools in SOLIDWORKS
  • Create drawings with Cut-lists and weldment information
  • Add weld beads and weld information to your drawings
  • Use weldments in your assemblies

Course Outline

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • Windows® 7
  • Use of Color
  • Toolbars

Lesson 1: Weldments

  • Weldments
  • Structural Members
  • Groups vs. Structural Members
  • Adding Plates and Holes
  • Gussets and End Caps
  • Using Symmetry
  • Advantages of a Multibody Part
  • Limitations of a Multibody Part

Lesson 2: Working with Weldments

  • Managing the Cut List
  • Cut List Item Names
  • Accessing Properties
  • Cut-List Properties Dialog
  • Structural Member Properties
  • Adding Cut List Properties
  • Bounding Boxes in Weldments
  • Options for Generating Cut List Items
  • Custom Structural Member Profiles

Lesson 3: Configuring and Detailing Weldments

  • Weldment Configurations
  • Post-Assembly Machining Features
  • Weldment Drawings
  • Drawing Views of Individual Bodies
  • Representing Welds

Lesson 4: Working with Bent Structural Members

  • Working with Bent Structural Members
  • 3D Sketching
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