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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.


End Cap

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

WeldmentProfilePathTextSet the Path for the Profile


Absolute path

="C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS (2)\data\weldment profiles\ansi inch\angle iron\1 x 1 x 0.125.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\angle iron\1 x 1 x 0.125.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.