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offsetting both sides of a weldment

Question asked by Cian Martin on Jun 18, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2018 by Paul Risley


In Solidworks 2016 I'm designing a cube enclosure with 40x40mm aluminium extrusion.

I'm going to place a 40x40mm corner cube in each corner to join the profile lengths, like this:


Is there any way in weldments to reduce each extruded length by 40mm from each end? I can offset one length using a butt corner and entering a gap1 value. I can offset both using a miter corner and gap1 value, but this still leaves a mitered edge. 


I presume Gap2 value will sort this out, but it's greyed out and I can't find any way to select it.

Any idea how to tackle this?