Identifying the Plates

Use the Plates tool to identify the weld plates.

Note: You must select a workpiece material before identifying the plates.
  1. From the Friction Stir Welding ribbon, click the Plates tool.

  2. Select the plates to weld.
    You can select the plates one at a time, or you can box select multiple plates at once.
    Note: If you select more than two plates, Inspire Friction Stir Welding only considers the last two selected.

  3. In the microdialog that appears, select the material for the plates from the workpiece materials that you specified using the Materials tool.

  4. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.