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Weld Beads in Assemblies

You can add simplified weld beads to assemblies. Simplified weld beads provide a lightweight, simple representation of weld beads.

In previous versions of SolidWorks, you added weld beads as components of the assembly. This method is no longer supported. However, you can still edit existing weld bead components.

To add a weld bead to an assembly, do one of the following:


  • Click Assembly Features (Assembly tab on the CommandManager) and click Weld Bead .
  • Click Insert > Assembly Feature > Weld Bead.
  • Click Weld Bead (Weldments toolbar).

For more information about weld beads, see Weld Beads.

For information about weld tables in drawings, see Weld Tables.

Special considerations for weld beads in assemblies:


  • A weld bead can only involve two components (not three or more). For example, in this assembly, to weld the bar to the two plates, you need two weld beads.
    First weld bead: Second weld bead:
  • You can add weld beads only between top-level components (parts or subassemblies). Example: An assembly contains two parts, P1 and P2, and a subassembly, SA1. The subassembly contains two parts, P11 and P12.
    • You can add a weld bead between P1 and P11, because you are adding it between a top-level part and a top-level subassembly.
    • You cannot add a weld bead between P11 and P22, because they are components of the same subassembly. Open the subassembly document to add the weld bead.
  • You can add weld beads between lightweight components. The weld beads appear as usual in the graphics area and in the Weld Folder in the FeatureManager design tree.
    If a subassembly is lightweight, welds within it are not shown in the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree.


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