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Weldments - Pierce Points

The pierce point defines the location of the profile, relative to the sketch segment used to create the structural member.

The default pierce point is the sketch origin in the profile library feature part. Any vertex or sketch point specified in the profile can also be used as a pierce point.

Example: Same profile, with three different pierce points selected.
PiercePoint3.gif
PiercePoint1.gif
PiercePoint2.gif

Changing Pierce Points

To change a pierce point:

  1. Right-click a structural member and select Edit Feature.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Settings, click Locate Profile.

    The display zooms to the profile of the structural member.

  3. Select any of the vertices or sketch points on the profile.

    The profile shifts to align the new pierce point with the structural member sketch segment.

  4. Click PM_OK.gif.


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