4 months ago

Hi Everybody,


I am trying to create an offshore jacket in Solidworks. I made the 3d sketch as you can see below. The main problem is that I cannot specify the right dimensions of the tubes. I have the student edition and when I am trying to specify the weldment I don't have the right dimensions am I doing something wrong? I am attaching also the file.  Thank you in advance.



Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Weldments

Last comment By: Tom Gagnon   Thu, 10 May 2018 15:38:54 GMT
Re: weldments



What size tubing are you wanting to use, (what standard?) you may have to create your own profile.





By: Mark Greenwell  Thu, 10 May 2018 12:51:04 GMT
Re: weldments

Can you please elaborate on the problem you're having?  Are you trying to use the "Structural Member" weldment function, but don't have access to the correct size?  Or something else?

By: Glenn Schroeder  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:12:58 GMT
Re: weldments

The sizing is according to the INNwind offshore jacket (DNV-OS-J101 standard). Is it possible to create my own profile? 

By: Dimitra Giannopoulou  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:07:33 GMT
Re: weldments



Yes, I am using the Structural Member of the weldments. My main problem is that from the existing options I cannot specify the correct size of the tubes.

By: Dimitra Giannopoulou  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:18:54 GMT
Re: weldments

As I said if profile isn't available then you will have to create and save to your structural member folder, your own size.





By: Mark Greenwell  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:27:37 GMT
Re: weldments

I don't recognize the standard you're designing.

I borrow from Deepak Gupta's resources about How to create Weldment Profile | Boxer's CAD CAM Blog

You can make any profile you wish.

By: Tom Gagnon  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:28:31 GMT
Re: weldments

have you tried downloading the complete file of structural members yet?

By: David Matula  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:30:11 GMT
Re: weldments

I was not aware of the solutions mentioned above as I am a new user of Solidworks. Thank you very much! I will try them, and I can keep you informed. 

By: Dimitra Giannopoulou  Thu, 10 May 2018 13:39:11 GMT
Re: weldments

I assume that you want to have a dimension of a line in which tube can fit in. This is a way I do. First I draw helper line and have a fixed size of Structural Member for that line and adjust the line with different dimension and try it with same size Structural Member until I get proper dimension of a line. This way I get proper dimension of a line.


With different dimension in lines, visibility of a fixed size of Structural Member in the graphic area looks small or big.


Here you can see fixed size of Structural Member with different dimension lines. It is connected to zoom feature as well. 


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By: Maha Nadarasa  Thu, 10 May 2018 14:19:29 GMT
Re: weldments

The link that you attached helped me a lot. Thank you very much. I want to add that to be able to save a structural member in weldment profiles you need to do the following step.

Right-click the weldment profiles folder, click properties, choose 'security' tab, select your 'user' or group, allow full control permission for the user.

By: Dimitra Giannopoulou  Thu, 10 May 2018 14:52:24 GMT
Re: weldments

User permissions are dependent upon network environment. I surmise that you may be in a school lab or other shared environment. I'm glad that did not completely hinder your task.


Welcome to the forums.

By: Tom Gagnon  Thu, 10 May 2018 15:38:54 GMT
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