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Where can I access items such as bearings, seals, structural elements, etc. to insert into assembly?

paul_noepaul_noe Member Posts: 3 PRO
Hi, folks.
Brand new user here. I've completed the self-guided instruction and purchased a standard license. I also have about 8 years experience with SolidWorks Professional. [Retired now and needed a CAD program that's a bit more affordable.]

I'm trying to model a simple framework to be constructed of angle iron. In Swks I'm used to being able to make a sketch and then use 'structural elements' - whether they be angle, tubular, C-channel, etc. - to insert into my model. Then, selecting appropriate end conditions and my selections are extruded along the sketch as I direct. Is there a feature like that for Onshape? 

Also, re the bearings & seals, etc.: The "standard content" tab in the Insert feature does show some basic fastener options. What about the other items I mentioned?

Thank You

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  • paul_noepaul_noe Member Posts: 3 PRO
    A big help!!
    Thank You, Tim.
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