To whom this may concern,
I am a student that is taking an engineering course at my highschool. I brought school work home to finish but, evidently the weldment sizing is wrong. How do I change this sizing? Thanks please reply.
What profiles are you using for your weldment (HSS, Channel etc). Which library are you using (just the one that comes with solidworks or one downloaded)? The reason I ask is that they will act differently depending what you want. The easiest solution could be to download the profiles from 3D ContentCentral. If you look under Library Features you will find different profile librarys based on the standard you want to use. Once installed you can just pick the right profile from a list.
The advice above is probably safest, but if you are comfortable doing it you can create your weldment and then go back and edit the sketch to reflect the correct dimensions.
In addition to the above advice, it should be noted that structural shapes are specified in a sort of weird manner. Square, rectangular, and round tube are obvious. I beam is called a W Flange. C channel is specified by width and weight per foot... not height. That may or may not be the cause of your issues. Just felt I would share.
Welcome to SW forums Tanner.
I would agree with the advices above. And in cases you looking to build up your own sets of profile, here are the ways to do:
How to create Weldment Profile
Add more Weldment Profiles
I have a copy of our works Library at home.
Just one more added note,
If you know your exact size (machinery's handbook, etc.) you can go. file, open, select type of file "Lib Feat Part" .lfp, .sldlfp (you may have to find out where your library is on your computer) and open an existing weldment, do a file save as copy, rename it and the description, then open it up and change it to what you need. Or you can find and download a whole library of already made profiles. Or create your own and add it to the library (I believe the guys have shown a link for that). I know it sounds confusing but it is not that bad.
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