anyone with solidworks 12 yet that can tell me what profiles are in the weldment library? and just in general any one know how to make plates from using the weldment feature?
You can check the library location under Tools > Options > File Location and then check what else is present there.
And in case you already have started a weldment part, then simply make the sketch and extrude. Else click on weldment first, then make the sketch for plate and use extrude.
I don't know if they add something new for profiles in 2012. But if you need to make a plate to use in weldments you can add your custom profile to the weldment profile library. Just copy one of the existent files from the profile library,save it with a different name then open in SW to modify the form sketch to a rectangular.
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