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Creating Sub-Weldments

You create sub-weldments to segment complex weldment models into more manageable entities.

Sub-weldments can include any entity listed in the Cut list folder , including structural members, end caps, gussets, weld fillet beads, and structural members trimmed with the Trim/Extend tool.

To create a sub-weldment:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree of the weldment model, expand the Cut list folder .

  2. Select the entities to include in the sub-weldment, using Shift or Ctrl to group-select.

The selected entities highlight in the graphics area.

  1. Right-click and select Create sub-weldment.

A sub-weldment folder containing the selected entities appears under the Cut list folder .

  1. Right-click the sub-weldment folder and select Insert into New Part.

The sub-weldment model opens in a new SolidWorks window, and the Save As dialog box appears.

  1. Accept or edit the name for File name, and click Save.

Changes made in the weldment model propagate to the sub-weldment model.

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