I know how to add nuts, washers and bolts (smart fasteners) to an assembly, but can you add these fasteners to a weldment.
If you can then can someone please do a step by step guide as to the process.
SolidWorks 2017 sp4
Yes, use Insert Part option in the part.
Hi Deepak (It's been a while)
Once I am in insert - part where do I find all the bolt / nuts types.
I think it's better to place the weldment part in an assembly and add the fasteners there.
A weldment part is primarily meant for welded components, because in the end this can be seen as one component (1 part).
Also adding the fasteners in an assembly has a big advantage for building your bill of materials.
You may be right on this, but I do like how in a weldment I can get a bounding box size and use the properties in weldments to filter back to the parts.
As Deepak said, you can use Insert - Part command.
But if you want to use Toolbox functionality or Smart Fasteners functionality, then this will be an issue.
Toolbox is going to add a bolt as a derived part in the weldment part, so you will loose the particular toolbox intelligence.
So, in this case it might be even better to create a separate library for components to use in weldment parts.
You are talking about bounding box size. Do you mean that you want this for every bolt, washer or nut?
Otherwise you could also create an assembly and save this as a part with separate bodies. After that you can add the weldment feature, so you are able to create bounding boxes. The weldment feature will create a cut list in your featuremanager design tree.
No for the bound in box I mean for the plates
So If I import this part in to an assembly and add the bolts do I save it as the original name and then open it back up in the weldment environment?
I was sure you could just add bolts in a weldment same as assembly.
Oh no, in this case you can forget what I said about saving the assembly as a part.
I misunderstood what you meant with the bounding boxes.
I still do not see why you want to add the bolts in the weldment part. Is it for you bill of material, which also should include the bounding box dimensions for the plates?
In that case when you add the weldment part to a new assembly, you can create a bill of material with the option Indented (detailed cut list). In this case the plates (including the bounding box dimensions) will also be shown in your BOM.
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