Lumber (Wood) Weldment Profiles

January 11th, 2011

Looking to design your new deck during your lunch break at work?  There’s no better way to do it than in a SolidWorks weldment part file.  The one critical thing you’ll need is a library of all the stock lumber profiles, so here it is:

Lumber Weldment Profile Library

Just download the ZIP file listed above and extract it into the directory you’ve specified for your weldment profiles (Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Weldment Profiles).

There’s some additional information stored in a property called ‘StockSize’.  To take advantage of it, add a column to your cut list that’s linked to this new property.  Make sure to remember to save the updated lumber cut list template for future use.

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10 Responses to “Lumber (Wood) Weldment Profiles”

  1. Paul Labelle says:


    It would be nice if you mentioned the Version of Solidworks that you used for this. I have an older version, it doesn’t work for me.

  2. zim zum says:

    Thanks so much for the download; I’ve been looking for lumber profiles for a while. However, I was disappointed that it’s for 2011 as I am running 2010. Is there any way that you could save out the profiles for 2010 and repost?

  3. jtadic says:

    See the newly added link above!

  4. zim zum says:

    Wonderful! Thanks so much for adding the 2010 profiles. This is a boon to productivity.

  5. zim zum says:

    On closer inspection, it seems that all the profiles that I’ve opened are named with wrong values. I would still like to say thanks for the effort.

  6. Raghunath Prasad says:

    We require some information on how to do a weldment between a circular tube and a rectangular section

  7. Jordan Tadic says:

    Zim Zum, it is common in the lumber industry for actual sizes to be different from the named sizes (e.g. a 2×4 actually measure 1.5″x3.5″).

  8. Jordan Tadic says:

    Raghunath Prasad, could you please give me more details on the geometry you’re trying to create? Maybe you could scan a hand sketch and email it to me? You can find my email @ Thanks!

  9. ??? ??? says:

    wow! thanks a lot! its gonna be very useful for me!

  10. gabe says:

    cheers for this mate.

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