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Weldment Profiles for flat metal

Question asked by Tom Hickerson on Mar 17, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 by Deepak Gupta

I am new to solidworks so pardon my ignorance if this doesn't make any sense.  I have been using weldments and I like the idea of the 3d sketch and how things get updated.  I don't understand why there isn't a flat metal choice?  Sometimes I will add plates to my design and while I know I can draw them as a part and then create an assembly there are a lot of advantages to using the weldment features instead of going the separate part route (changes sizes on the fly, cut list info, and the end treatments just to name a few. 

 

By flat metal I mean plate steel like 4" x 0.5", or 3.5" x 3/8" things like that you can order from steel suppliers. 

 

I feel like I must be missing something because I am unable to find flat metal weldment profiles online.  I know I could draw them, but I am confused why they are not already in the ansi metal weldment profile list or someone hasn't created one already.

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