I want to import structural shapes such a WF beams into a drawing, extrude them and modify them for structural detailing. I get a message that says "read only". How do I proceed?
Start a part, start a sketch and draw a line for the length of the extrusion. Go to weldment tab and select weldment and structural shape,
I am an experienced CAD structural detailer coming from VectorWorks on the Mac, so I am a bit confused on file structures, how to find things, and where to put them. I looked through the help files for this came up short.
The structural members list is very limited out of the box, so not many weights or shapes. Via the design library, I downloaded the ANSI shape zip-files but can't figure out how to access them within SW. The help files were pretty brief and confusing (at least to me) Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.
After you unzip the files to a folder you need to go into your System Options under file locations and select Weldment Profiles and add your location.
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