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Weldments - Adding Gussets

Gussets reinforce the area between two intersecting structural members with planar faces. There are two types of gussets:

Triangular Profile

Polygonal Profile

You can set the default color for Gusset features in Document Color Options.

To add gussets:

  1. Click Gusset on the Weldments toolbar, or click Insert, Weldments, Gusset.

  2. To add multiple gussets, in the PropertyManager, click Keep Visible .

  1. Set the following options, then click OK .

Supporting Faces

  • Select Faces . Select adjacent planar faces from two intersecting structural members.

  • Flip Profile D1 and D2 Parameters . Flip the values between Profile Distance1 and Profile Distance2.

Profile

  • Triangular Profile . Click to create a triangular gusset , then set values for Profile Distance1 and Profile Distance2.

  • Polygonal Profile . Click to create a polygonal gusset , then set values for Profile Distance1, Profile Distance2, and Profile Distance3. Then select one of the following:

    • d4. Set a value for Profile Distance4.

    • a1. Set a value for Profile Angle.

  • Chamfer . Click to create a chamfer to allow room for a weld bead under the gusset. Set Chamfer Distance5, then select one of:

    • d6. Set a value for Chamfer Distance6.

    • a2. Set a value for Chamfer Angle.

  • Thickness. Select where to apply gusset thickness :

    • Inner Side

    • Both Sides

    • Outer Side

  • Gusset Thickness . Set a value.

Location

Location. Select where to locate the gusset profile :

  • Profile Locates at Start Point

  • Profile Locates at Mid Point

  • Profile Locates at End Point

  • Offset. Select if you want to offset the gusset location, then specify an Offset Value. Click Flip Offset Direction to change the offset direction.



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