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Creating Weld Beads

  1. In a part, click Weld Bead (Weldments toolbar) or Insert > Weldments > Weld Bead. In an assembly, click Insert > Assembly Feature > Weld Bead.
  2. In the graphics area, select the faces or edges for the weld bead. Alternatively, use the Smart Weld Selection Tool to make selections.

    • Weld paths are supported between two bodies. You cannot define a weld path among three or more bodies or between the faces of one body.
    • Gaps between faces are supported.
    • Gaps between edges are not supported. Edges must lie on the surface of a body.

    A preview of the weld bead appears.

    A pink preview indicates that the weld path is active. A yellow preview indicates that the weld path is inactive. Any changes you make in the PropertyManager apply to the active weld bead.

  3. Set options in the Weld Bead PropertyManager.
  4. Under Weld Path, click New Weld Path to create additional weld beads. You do not need to click New Weld Path if you use the Smart Weld Selection Tool .
  5. Set options in the Weld Bead PropertyManager.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for additonal weld beads.
  7. Click .

    • A weld bead and weld symbol appear if you selected Weld Bead and All Annotations from the View menu.
    • The weld beads are added to the Weld Folder in the FeatureManager design tree, where they are grouped based on type and size.

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