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Weldments - Fillet Weld Beads

For performance purposes and additional enhancements, it is recommended that you use the Weld Bead tool instead of Fillet Bead to insert weld beads.

You can add full length, intermittent, or staggered fillet weld beads between any intersecting weldment entities such as structural members, plate weldments, or gussets.

To add fillet weld beads:

  1. Click Fillet Bead (Weldments toolbar) or Insert, Weldments, Fillet Bead.

  1. In the PropertyManager, set the following options, then click .

Arrow Side

Bead type:

Full length

 

Intermittent

 

Staggered

Arrow Side

Other Side

Fillet size . Length of the leg of the fillet bead.

Bead length (for Intermittent or Staggered). Length of each bead segment.

Pitch (for Intermittent or Staggered). Distance between the start of each bead.

When you insert a bead across a gap:

 

  • Full penetration. Applies the bead to the full depth .

  • Partial penetration. Applies the bead to the depth you enter in Penetration .

Tangent propagation:

Selected

Cleared

Face Set1 . Select one or more planar faces.

Face Set2 . Select one or more planar faces that intersect the first face set.

Intersecting Edges. Highlights edges where Face Set1 and Face Set2 intersect. You can right-click an edge and select Delete to remove it from the weld bead.

Other Side

Select Other Side to apply optional settings for Full Length and Intermittent types. If you selected Staggered as the Bead type, the Other Side is already displayed. Make selections as described for Arrow Side.

Related Topics

Weldments Overview

 



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