I have created a weldment profile and I am trying to create a pierce point for the weldment to follow. The point shows up in the weldment profile but it does not show up on the 3d sketch. How do I make the pierce point show up on the 3d sketch ?
Welcome to the forum. When you use the Structural Shape function, the pierce point will by default be the origin of the profile sketch (library feature part, .sldlfp file). You can open the .sldlfp file and edit the sketch so that the origin is where you want the pierce point. This will work when using the profile in the future, but it won't affect existing parts that have used this sketch.
You can also click on the Locate Profile button at the bottom of the Structural Shape FeatureManager to select a different pierce point. It will need to be an existing sketch point or the end of a sketch entity, such as a line or arc.
Feel free to ask more questions if this isn't clear, or didn't answer your question.
Did you get your problem solved?
I did not get my problem solved yet. I have drawn a line with the end point on the bottom of my sketch at the midpoint. I need this point to appear when I am accessing my weldment program so that the point(at the midpoint) will be the path my weldment profile follows. The radii and ends of the fillets appear on the weldment program but for some reason that midpoint point will not show up. Do I need to make the orgin at the center or my part or does it matter where the orgin when dealing with weldments ?
RMB your sketch and select the eyeglasses to show the sketch. The pierce point will be in the profile sketch not in the path, you create a relationship bvetween the point and the path.
You don't need any point in the 3d sketch but points in the weldment profile (optional but recommended) to help you locate the profile.
Check attached video on how to use locate profile option.
You might also find this post helpful for your future reference.
Can you post your part? (Click on "Use advanced editor" at top right to post files.) That may help us understand your problem, although I suspect that Tony is right and you're trying to create a pierce point in your part. As I tried to explain yesterday, the point where your profile sketch pierces your path sketch is by default the origin of the profile sketch.
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