Can you do Plug Welds in SolidWorks 2017? All I could do was a fillet all the way around ...... I want to fill that opening.
filled plug weld just boss extrude and add appearance
Plug should not have square corners.
And be designed so that you don't put to much heat into the job trying to fill the thing.
Do you really need the physical geometry - or will weld symbol suffice?
I would like the geometry because I am showing the welds in other places ......
I check the online help for "plug" and "plug weld" and the only things that would come up for drawing annotations.
A work around would could you make an addition part which you would consider your plug weld? That way it would show visually, you should then be able to add the weld symbol annotation.
This was the closest thing I could get using weld bead but I think it looks like garbage.
Maybe something like this?
I understand in your reply to Mr. Mather that you wish to model this, but unless you're calculating weld strength or weld time, I'd put the plug weld symbol drawing only.
Plug welds don't have to be full "plugs".
Also, you've drawn fillet welds, but you can only apply these at edges. So in the plug field, it's another weld.
Lastly, does the width of the plug slot need to be this wide? It appears to be 5X the weld size.
So either the slot is wide-ish or the top material is thin, but either way, a full plug will be a lot of heat.
Another recommendation is to narrow the slot so that two long side passes pretty much fills the plug.
Ned Hutchinson wrote: Plug weldfilled plug weld just boss extrude and add appearance Plug should not have square corners.And be designed so that you don't put to much heat into the job trying to fill the thing.
Ned Hutchinson wrote:
Ned Hutchinson Thank You for adding the radius ends.
The last plug weld design I did (about 4 months ago) were HW slots, but I forgot to mention this in my blather above.
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