Intermittent option is not enough as I need beads in specific places.
The three big plates go under the top hatch. I would like to place caterpillars as marked with red lines.
Here are 3 partial intermittent caterpillars on the same edge, with no split lines:
You do have to fiddle a bit to get SOLIDWORKS to allow you to do this, but it isn't difficult.
Sometimes, switching to 'Full length' isn't required. You just have to play around with it until it places the bead.
I observed the same behavior with SW2017 SP5 and SW 2020 SP4.
Try using split line to split the large face into multiple faces and then create three intermittent weld beads.
In this case caterpillar is created basing on top continuous edge. I could make split lines and hide them. I'll try. However it is very inconvenient to do that this way.
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Michal Lamentowicz wrote:However it is very inconvenient to do that this way.
Michal Lamentowicz wrote:
However it is very inconvenient to do that this way.
You could be out on the shop floor (or some unbearable cold or hot field site) laying the beads down manually.
Well...this part may be rotated and top weld become bottom.
If you make the caterpillar partial length instead of full length, you can drag the ends to wherever you want.
Yes. But one only can make one partial caterpillar per edge.
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