Weldments - Structural Members
Member PropertyManager appears when you add
or edit a structural member in a weldment part.
You can set the default color for Structural
Member features in Document
Specify the profile of the structural member
Select iso, ansi
inch, or a custom
standard that you previously defined.
Select a Profile Type, such as angle iron or
Select a Profile, such as 20 x 20 x 3.
Additional weldment profiles are available
on the Design Library tab . Under SolidWorks Content
, in the Weldments
folder, Ctrl + click items to
download .zip files.
segment bodies. (For curved entities only.) Select to merge arc segment bodies
with adjacent bodies in the structural member. Clear to create a separate
body for each curved entity. The arc segment and adjacent bodies must
be tangent in order to merge.
Select a group to configure under Settings.
Creates a new group in this structural member.
Sample profile types:
Configure the selected group:
Path segments. Lists the segments
in the group.
Apply corner treatment. (Available
for contiguous groups only.) Defines how to trim segments of the group
when they intersect at corners. You can clear Apply
corner treatment and specify a corner treatment later (for example,
when you trim
the structural members). You can also modify the corner treatment,
allowing you to specify multiple corner treatments per group.
Gap between Connected Segments in Same Group
. (Available for contiguous
groups only.) Specify the weld gap at the corners of segments in the same
Gap between Different Group Segments . Specify the weld gap
where the ends of this group's segments abut segments in another group.
Specifying a weld gap shortens segment lengths,
as reflected in the cut list, and retains the overall extent of each segment.
Allow protrusion. Allows the
structural member to extend the length of the sketch. This is helpful
when one structural member (A) is used to trim another member (B), but
A does not fully cut B. It allows the portion of B that is not cut by
A to extend to the length of the sketch.
Mirror Profile. Flips the profile
of the group about its Horizontal Axis
or Vertical Axis.
Alignment. Aligns an axis of
the group profile to any selected vector (edge, construction line, etc.).
Select which axis of the profile to align:
Rotation Angle . Rotates the structural member by a set number of degrees.
Locate Profile. Zooms to the
profile so you can change its pierce
point relative to the sketch segment. The default pierce point is
the sketch origin.