SolidWorks 2007: Relative View

November 3, 2006 12 Comments »

For those of you that use the Weldment functionality in SolidWorks, there is a nice little enhancement that has been included in SolidWorks 2007.

The Structural Member functionality in Weldments allows you quickly create weldment frames using a multi-body approach. If you need to detail a specific body in a drawing the drawing view creation is a bit different since you are creating views of a specific solid body in a part file. To create these drawing view(s) the Relative View command is invoked . In the past this worked very well for parts with at least two non-parallel planar faces. If you were trying to detail a part with one or no non-parallel planar faces (a circular tube is a good example) it was impossible to orient the solid body for the drawing view due to the lack of planar faces. In SolidWorks 2007, you can now use reference planes to help orient the part.

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12 Comments

  1. Brian McElyea November 6, 2006 at 2:12 pm -

    YAY!!! About time! 8^D I really needed this funtionality several months ago…

  2. Brian McElyea November 6, 2006 at 4:12 pm -

    YAY!!! About time! 8^D I really needed this funtionality several months ago…

  3. Abolfazl Zare November 8, 2006 at 6:13 pm -

    Helo

  4. shahab November 8, 2006 at 7:43 pm -

    hi

    Tank you

  5. Abolfazl Zare November 8, 2006 at 8:13 pm -

    Helo

  6. shahab November 8, 2006 at 9:43 pm -

    hi

    Tank you

  7. Richard Planer November 10, 2006 at 8:52 am -

    the composite planar material is most acclimated when sub-assemblies remain associated to the pin driver, except the toolbox references back to the hard disk with unusual alacrity and clarity. This can be a problem when the pinhead reads this and doesn't understand english.

  8. Richard Planer November 10, 2006 at 10:52 am -

    the composite planar material is most acclimated when sub-assemblies remain associated to the pin driver, except the toolbox references back to the hard disk with unusual alacrity and clarity. This can be a problem when the pinhead reads this and doesn’t understand english.

  9. Vince Adams November 19, 2006 at 8:28 am -

    Don't forget how easy it is in v2007 to convert your structural member based weldment into a beam element model in COSMOSWorks for evaluating of system stiffness, frequencies or stresses!

  10. Vince Adams November 19, 2006 at 10:28 am -

    Don’t forget how easy it is in v2007 to convert your structural member based weldment into a beam element model in COSMOSWorks for evaluating of system stiffness, frequencies or stresses!

  11. Ricky Jordan November 20, 2006 at 1:19 pm -

    Good point Vince!

    Very cool new functionality for COSMOSWorks!

    Ricky

  12. Ricky Jordan November 20, 2006 at 3:19 pm -

    Good point Vince!

    Very cool new functionality for COSMOSWorks!

    Ricky

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