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bead welds in Solid bodies when running simulation

Question asked by Arkmando Arratia on Jan 8, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2013 by John Sutherland

hey guys,


I'm working on a project which involves welding solid bodies. My question is, whether checking or unchecking "merge results" and then adding bead welds make any difference when a simulation is run. If not, How can i simulate welds (without using sketches) when working on solid bodies to get more accurate results?. I know I can also add  welds under simulation>connections>welds but as far as I know it only works for sheet metal bodies and not for regular solid bodies. Any ideas on which is the best way to simulate welds in solid bodies?



Armando A