Went to the design library and downloaded the Ansi Inch library, but don't see any round tubing at all (except for aluminum) and the rectangular and square tubing profiles are also missing all of the smaller sizes?
You can make your own weldment profile and keep them in the library.
Some helpful post in the same regard
How to create Weldment Profile
Add more Weldment Profiles
Thanks, I know. These are just standard enough profiles that I'm sure they're out there. But for some reason the Ansi Inch library only includes all the really-really-really big sizes?
I usually make my own. I'll download the ANSI Inch librray and check if they're downloading same for me or not..
I do too, but I lost my library when I migrated from one installation to another and would rather not have to create all those profiles over again. Know it's easy enough to edit those files to create new profiles, just seems really weird that the library is missing some of the most common sizes. Deleted and re-downloaded the Ansi library again, just to make sure, and it was exactly the same.
Attached is the list of profiles after I extracted the zip file. I've not checked the sizes yet.
Thanks Deepak. That looks exactly like my list, and while it seems really comprehensive at first glance - there are some things missing that I just don't understand. Most glaring example is that I don't see any kind of 'tubing (round)'. Lots of pipe profiles, but no tubing? 'Al tubing' is close, but the wall thicknesses are all wrong, and this is pretty standardized stuff. Then if you open-up the 'tubing (square)' and 'tubing (rectangular)' folders, you'll notice that all of the smaller sizes are missing. Lots of heavy stuff, useful if you want to build a stadium or something, but where are the profiles for things like 1 x 2" x .120-wall rectangular tubing? Again, the 'Al tubing' profiles are close, but the radiuses on the corners are all wrong.
I know I can edit files and make a working library. But isn't the whole point of sharing these libraries to save us all the trouble of having to re-create standard stuff over and over?
That is the question almost every SW user asks him self from time to time. I do a lot of weldment design as well as a lot of routing in different materials. The single biggest disappointment I have had with SW is the lack of a comprehensive set of weldment profiles and fittings models. Every SW employee I've talked to offers up the excuse that because everybody wants different things it is impossible to know where to start...so they don't. Most of what they have they acquired from users in one way or another. I think their excuses are weak. I think they should assign a group of CSWP college interns the task of creating these content libraries. If they added some content to the design/routing library every release it would soon really add up to something.
3DContentCentral was created so we could share this with other users. I use this as much as I can but often what I need isn't there. It is an unfortunate reality that most users who create such content don't share it for one reason or another.
I can make some macro to do the job and all one is need to either fill the value in the form or in design table based on the requirements and then have the profiles.
But prior to that check this one : http://www.spn-technologies.fi/spn-weldmentcreator.html
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