In the C channel for instance we use a lot of 2"C and the lowest is 3"C how can I add a new pick list item?
Unfortunately, I don't believe you can add new sizes to the Structural Steel dialog box. This is supported however, if you use the SolidWorks Toolbox Browser add-in. To do this load the SolidWorks Toolbox Browser add-in, open Toolbox Settings and, go to page 1 - Select Hardware. Once here select the standard that contains the part you'll be working with and click the "Copy Standard" button, located in the top, left corner of the main pane. With this copied standard you can make the necessary changes you'd like to perform. After this, go to page 2 - Customize Hardware and navigate all the way down to the part you'd like to edit, for example ANSI Inch > Structural Members > Steel > C Channel. This brings up the properties of that part including all of its possible configurations. Here you'll see a box labeled "Standard Properties." Select "Size" to view the dimensional values of the part's configurations. Once here, click the "Add new size" button (the "+" in the top, left corner of the size table). This will bring up a dialog box with all the information required to add the new size. Hit OK and save Toolbox Settings and you should be able to now drag the part into an assembly from the Toolbox section of the Task Pane, and select the new size you've added in the part's PropertyManager.
Hope that helps!
Do you want a new C-channel shape that isn't currently in the list when using the weldment feature? If so, then open a new part, create a sketch of the cross-section that you want, exit the sketch, click on the sketch in the FM tree to highlight it, go to Save as... and save as .sldlfp (Library Feature Part) in the same file location as the rest of your shapes. You may need to close SW and re-start it so that the new shape will show up in the drop-down. If this doesn't answer your question please elaborate and I'll try again.
Not in the weldment feature but in the toolbox Structural Steel menu.
I found them in the program\SWcorp\toolbox\data\steellib. but the part is read only.
I don't use that, so I can't help. Sorry.
opened a tech support ticket. will post fix...if there is one
So tech support is stumped....they are to get back to me with a solution.
I have done that exactly through the TB wizard. I just find it strange that the two don't relate. There must be a table somewhere that it pulls the data from.
Still hopeing that 3DS will have an answer for us. Guess I'll have to practice more weldment style Structrual placment.
so after long discussions back and forth, 3DS says that table is standard parts only and cannot be modified.
You are correct Scott!
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