Create Welds

Weld context menus
create-auto create-manual
Weld creation (automatic direction) Weld creation (manually defined direction)

The Create Welds tool allows for the manual creation of welds from edges and faces in the project. When creating welds with this tool, the direction of the welds can either be automatically or manually defined.

To use the tool in automatic mode;

  1. Set Orient Welds to automatically
  2. (optional) Configure the Orientation detect distance to set the distance used to find surfaces that will be used to set the nominal dire direction.
  3. Press the 0 selected button corresponding to edges and click to select edges where you wish to create welds.

To use the tool in manual mode

  1. Set Orient Welds to manually
  2. Press 0 selected next to Edges and select the edge where you would like to create a weld. Then, either;
  3. Press 0 selected next to Faces 1 and click on a face adjacent to the edge to toggle this face
  4. Press 0 selected next to Faces 2 and click on a different face adjacent to the edge to toggle this face
  5. Adjust until the weld direction is as desired

Tip

In manual mode, press Detect faces from edges to automatically guess the appropriate faces.

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Example of the weld creation process (automatic mode)

Configurable Settings

  • Join welds within: Setting to automatically join welds with nearby ends, and the tolerance below which welds will be automatically joined.
  • auto direction: Setting to automatically orient welds based on the largest uninterrupted arc along the weld path, and the radius of the arc used for this orientation detection.
  • Select faces automatically Use the auto-direction system to automatically detect which faces optimally orient this weld.