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Weldment Features

This document describes the types of rules that can be applied to models that have advanced feature parameters captured.

Driving advanced feature dimensions increases model generation time. Where possible capture feature dimensions (distances, numbers and angles) as dimensions rather than an advanced feature parameter.

During model generation captured dimensions are driven before captured advanced feature parameters. If the advanced feature parameter has also been captured as a dimension the value being driven into the advanced feature parameter will override the captured dimension.

Weldments

End Cap

ParameterTypeDescription
ChamferDistanceNumberSets the chamfer distance for this end-cap feature.
OffsetDistanceNumberSets the offset distance for this end cap feature.
ThicknessNumberSets the thickness for this end cap feature.
ThicknessRatioForOffsetNumberSets the offset distance of the end cap as a ratio of the thickness of the structural member being capped
UseChamferCornersTrue/FalseSets whether to chamfer the corners of this end-cap feature.
UseThicknessRatioForOffsetTrue/FalseSets whether a ratio of the thickness is used to specify the offset for this end-cap feature.

Structural Member

ParameterTypeDescription
Profile PathTextSet the Path and name of the Profile. See examples below.
This parameter is driven into the Type selection in the Structural Member properties.
AngleValueSet the rotation angle of the profile
ApplyCorner TreatmentTrue/FalseSets if corner treatment is applied or not
Corner Treatment TypeTextSets the type of corner treatment

(ApplyCornerTreatment must be set to True)

GapWithinGroupTrue/FalseSets whether there is a gap within groups
Configuration NameTextSets the configuration to be driven.
This parameter is driven into the Size selection in the Structural Member properties.

Examples

Absolute path

="C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\weldment profiles\ansi inch\square tube.sldlfp"

The absolute path to the profile, the name of the profile and the file extension of the profile are built up in a text string. This location and file must exist on each machine that will generate the models.

System Path

="<SystemWeldmentProfile>\ansi inch\square tube.sldlfp"

Using the text string <SystemWeldmentProfile> will cause DriveWorks to search in each of the SOLIDWORKS configured weldment profile template paths to find the first matching profile.