How do I get it to do a groove weld between a gap betewen two parts. Weld bead only produced a circular extrusion rather a loft. Solidedge allows me to choose what type of weld i want groove, fillet, bead etc
Welcome to the forum.
This is a flaw of the weldment bead tool. I have talked to my VAR as well as posted a thread here
on the forum about this. The tool does not do corners very well. Unfortunately if you want a realistic
type weld bead you are going to have to create another part that does a swept profile to give you what you want.
That is what we had to do.
The var needs to look at the solidedge st3 weld tools and give us something similar. I am sure it a relativly easy thing to do....
This is what want but wth a decent weld texture
Welcome to SW forums Sammy
My first question is why you need to show a weld bead in the part. As a general practice we don't recommend to put beads at part level but rather use an annotation in the drawing.
You might also find this post helpful for your future reference.
You and me both. That is what I was looking for as well when I was doing mine.
Deepak this is an assembly,
It is good practice to show weld beads in assembley when you are doing weld fabrications especialy in pressure vessel design.
I also find it a usefull point of reference when you have complex fabrications with mutiple weld and weld sizes and types. It also useful for sheet metal assemblies to work out clearance gaps when you are laser cuting and press braking parts to be welded......
Also the drawing annotation tool for welding and geometry is rubbish it should dock in the left hand side of screen like all the other tools, select what option i want place the weld geometry annotation where I want on the drawing like in solidedge.
This was the thread I started on this topic that I mentioned to you.
sound like they need to sort the programing team out i.e sack some of them, really peed off that they screwed the tool up in SW 2011.
You are certainly not alone in those thoughts my friend!!!
Is because the dassualt is moving the parasoild engine from siemens ugs to Catia, which is only good for surfacing....
I will have to plead ignorance on the Catia factor. Never used it.
All we can hope for is that SW 2012 and beyond will enhance this feature.
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