Weldment or Assembly with weld bead

Discussion created by 1-EAL2J2 on May 20, 2008
I have never worked with the weldment feature. But recently started working with parts that are welded together during manufacturing. The parts are not structural parts or plates that seem to be depicted in the weldment feature. The parts are two CNC machined parts. I can either take the one part and then insert a part copy of the other part and then weld them togeather. Or I can create an assembly and then use the assembly feature to insert a weld bead. Both create a part that I am looking for but when I use the weldment feature how do I get a proper bill of materials? I don't need any cut list. Am I using the weldment feature incorrectly?