Profiles and Cut Lists

All structural members include the following attributes:

  • Structural members use profiles, for example, an angle iron.
  • Profiles are identified by Standard, Type, and Size. You can:
    • Create your own profiles and add them to the existing library of weldment profiles.
    • Specify the orientation and pierce point of the profile relative to the sketch segment.
  • Weldment profiles are located in: install_dir\data\weldment profiles. You can add or change locations for weldment profiles in Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations.
  • All structural members in a single group must use the same profile.
  • Structural members appear in the FeatureManager design tree with the name and size of the profile you select to create them.

    The naming convention is Type Size(n), where n is the suffix that indicates the number of identical instances of the feature. For example, if you insert four rectangular tubes with the size 3 x 2 x 0.25, the structural member that defines them is named rectangular tube 3 x 2 x 0.25(4).

    Bodies created by the structural members appear under Cut list or in the FeatureManager design tree.

  • You can assign materials to structural members.