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How to make custom weldment profiles in SOLIDWORKS?

Tutorial by Karajko CAD
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In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create your own weldment profile.
It contains a few steps so lets start :)

  1. Step 1: Creating a sketch

    The first thing you need to do is to draw a sketch which will represent your profile shape.You can draw a sketch like mine or you can draw your own,but be aware

    not to fillet anything!!


  2. Step 2:


    You need to search for your weldment profiles folder.

    Go to Options,then File Locations and in Show folders for find "Weldment profiles".

    Now down below it will show you the location of the folder.

    It should be in: C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\weldment profiles

    Weldment profiles folder is the folder where we need to save our sketch to actually

    create our profile.

  3. Step 3:

    We will save it now,but you need to select the sketch and the go to save as.


  4. Step 4:

    So we opened this window,write your file name.

    It usually should be profile dimensions.

    Under the Save as type select Lib Feat Part.

    Now you need to find the weldment profiles folder which location I showed

    you in the previous step.

  5. Step 5:

    When you find it open it.

    There should be just ansi inch and iso folders in it.

    The Karajko folder I made before,dont let that distracts you.

    For this tutorial I made Karajko standard folder :)

    You must create some folder here where the ansi inch and iso folders are and give it

    some name.

  6. Step 6:

    Now open that folder which you created and create one more folder.

    The name of this folder will should represent a shape of weldment profile.

    I caled it just Custom profile.

  7. Step 7:

    Now open that folder and that is the place you need to save your sketch.


  8. Step 8:

    That is it,you can see now how your profile looks.

    Just make some sketch,but in a new part and choose standard Type and size.

    That is why we created those folders.


  9. Step 9:

    This is how it looks.

    You can play a little bit with these and make several types.

    I hope you learned how to create custom weldment profile.

    If you have some problem or if you think I missed something send me a message

    and let me know :)

    Karajko CAD


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    fulvio

    I found that there are no permissions to write on "Program Files". so we should start SolidWorks as administrator to gain access to the mentioned folder ;)

    August 20th, 2017 19:16