13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2018 4:47 PM by David Matula

    weld beads, can they be attached to sketches?

    Jim Steinmeyer

      I have been cruising here looking for more information of weld beads and not finding the answers I need. I generally prefer to just use weld symbols but most of our welders either don't look at them nor know what they mean so the beads and caterpillars would convey the meaning more clearly.

            I have a weldment (not a SW weldment) that utilizes tabs and slots along with a lot of skip welds. Picking the two adjoining surfaces has the problem that the bead stops at the edge of the slot while I want the bead to cover the slot and extend past on both ends. Then I had the bright idea that maybe I could create an assembly sketch that would place the locations of the beads with lines on the sketch. This would also allow for me to get the correct center to center distances on the skip welds. I have looked through the help files but have found no reference to using sketches so I assume it can't be done but just thought I would give it one last chance and see if anyone has attempted this or has a better work around.

       

      Thank you