Need help with weldments.
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5 months ago

Hi i started using solidworks about 2 weeks ago and have been trying to build an offshore jacket using mainly weldments. However i just realised that instead of completely hollow columns (4 supporting legs), all the bracing are extending to the inside of the columns. What i want is the bracing just coming into contact with the column instead of penetrating it. Please assist. Thank you guys very much.


Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Weldments

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Last comment By: Dimitra Giannopoulou   Sun, 13 May 2018 11:55:44 GMT
Re: Need help with weldments.

Oh ya and just to add i tried using trim and extend but it gets really messy and its hard to make sure if its a "100% job done" if you know what i mean. Thank you very much.

By: Qi Xian Ho  Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:59:18 GMT
Re: Need help with weldments.

Hi Qi and welcome to the forum,

 

I'm attaching a 2013 file showing what I believe you are trying to accomplish.  I've used multiple trim features (instead of 1 or 2) just to make it clear what's being trimed as well limit the amount of items which tends to add clarity when trimming a large amount of bodies.

By: Don Van Zile  Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:13:59 GMT
Re: Need help with weldments.

Don Van Zile wrote:

 

Hi Qi and welcome to the forum,

 

I'm attaching a 2013 file showing what I believe you are trying to accomplish.  I've used multiple trim features (instead of 1 or 2) just to make it clear what's being trimed as well limit the amount of items which tends to add clarity when trimming a large amount of bodies.

Thank you very much!! Is there any other way to achieve this other than trim? Anything that i could have done during the weldment process?

By: Qi Xian Ho  Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:29:15 GMT
Re: Need help with weldments.

Qi,

 

If all the structural member sizes were exactly the same (in this case the diameters are different etc..) you could have utilized the use of 'Groups' with the structual weldment feature.  This gives you the automatic trimming funtionality and would save from creating the separate features; please feel free to send in an enhacement request at the customer portal from the link below.

 

https://customerportal.solidworks.com/SWSearch/search.aspx?src=er

 

 

Also, here is more information on to use the 'Groups' from the help file as mentioned above.

 

http://help.solidworks.com/2013/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/c_Groups.htm

By: Don Van Zile  Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:05:45 GMT
Re: Need help with weldments.

Hi. I am trying to draw an offshore jacket in SolidWorks, and I have the same problem with Qi. Could you tell me which are the trim features that you used to implement this? Thank you very much in advance. 

By: Dimitra Giannopoulou  Sun, 13 May 2018 11:55:44 GMT
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