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Using weldment for large structure

Question asked by Bernard Julien on Mar 22, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2018 by Glenn Schroeder

Have anybody seen Jay Patterson presentation titled "Using weldments to design large structure in SolidWorks" that was presented at SWW, and would like to comment?


I just watch the presentation and I am not sure that it convinced me entirely. From a desing point of view it seems that having a large weldment as a single file might not be a bad idea, but if something goes wrong you risk loosing a lot of work.


How do you handle the drawings or such parts properly?


In 2010 you can select portion of the weldment and make views that way but I suspect that the drawing will be very large and clunky.

Furthermore, if do not think that you can do any kind of exploded views. I do not think that, even in 2010, it is possible to adjust the section depth for parts.


Bernard Julien