How Do I Edit a Weldment Profile in SolidWorks?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to edit a weldment profile in SolidWorks.


Weldments are commonly used in the design and fabrication of various structures. SolidWorks provides a powerful set of tools for creating and editing weldment profiles, allowing you to customize the shape and dimensions to suit your specific requirements.

Step 1: Opening the Weldment Profile

To edit a weldment profile, start by opening the sketch that contains the profile. In SolidWorks, navigate to the FeatureManager Design Tree and locate the sketch file under the Weldment feature.


  • Bold text: The FeatureManager Design Tree can be found on the left side of the SolidWorks interface.
  • Bold text: The Weldment feature is typically located at the top of the tree.

Step 2: Editing Sketch Geometry

Once you have located and opened the sketch file, you can proceed with editing the sketch geometry. This includes modifying lines, arcs, and other elements that define the profile shape.


  • Underlined text: When editing sketch geometry, you can add or remove lines, adjust dimensions, or apply constraints as needed.
  • Underlined text: Be careful not to delete any essential elements that may affect your weldment’s structural integrity.

Step 3: Modifying Dimensions

To modify dimensions within a weldment profile, select the desired sketch element and use SolidWorks’ dimensioning tools to adjust the length, width, or any other relevant parameters.


  • Bold text: SolidWorks provides various dimensioning tools, such as Smart Dimension and Linear Dimension, to simplify the modification process.

Step 4: Saving the Edited Profile

After making all the necessary edits to your weldment profile, save the changes by selecting “Close” in the sketch window. SolidWorks will prompt you to save the modified sketch file. Make sure to choose an appropriate name and location for easy retrieval in the future.


  • Underlined text: It is advisable to create a backup of your original weldment profile before making any modifications.


Congratulations! You now know how to edit a weldment profile in SolidWorks. By following these steps, you can easily customize profiles to meet specific design requirements and create accurate representations of your structures.

Remember to always double-check your modifications before finalizing them to ensure that your weldment profiles are error-free and ready for use in your projects.