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Anyone know of a way to simplify welds?

Question asked by Paul Gray on Aug 2, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2012 by Mark Greenwell

Hi all,

 

I am looking for some advice on the best/easiest way of creating a weld in a SolidWorks assembly.

 

The attached assembly has a body which is drilled and profiled (at the assembly stage), then a pipe is welded to it.

 

Because the body surface being welded to is not flat, a simple revolved weld feature does not work.

I have to use a swept profile and a 3D guide curve so that the weld follows the body shape all the way around.

Although this method works, it is very time consuming and seems overkill for a simple weld!

 

Any ideas as how I can simplify this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks & best regards,
Paul Gray

 

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