Find Welds on Selected Edges or Lines

Find welds on a selected set of edges or lines.

You can select edges/lines by importing from the extended master connection file (xMCF). For more information, go here.

  1. On the Connections workbench toolbar, click (Create seam weld).
  2. In the dialog, define the Section size (the length measured from the toe to the root of the weld).
  3. Define the Minimum length.
    Note: Any geometric edges found that are less than the minimum weld length will not receive a weld.
  4. Optional: Activate the Intermittent weld checkbox to specify intermittent welds.
    Note: Two parameters, weld pitch and weld segment length, are required for intermittent welds. the pitch must be greater than the segment length.

    Figure 1.
  5. Click the Weld by lines/edges tab in the Create seam welds dialog.
  6. Click edges/lines in the modeling window or import lines from an xMCF file to select them.
  7. Click the Find welds button.
    All welds found will be shown in the Welds found list. Each weld you select will be highlighted on the model.
  8. Optional: Use the Delete button to remove unwanted welds from the Welds found list.
  9. Click OK.
    Note: When using an xMCF file, only seam weld line location (loc_list) and label information is processed at this time. Weld types and their properties are ignored. Units defined in the file are also used.
    	<units length="mm"/>
    	<connection_group id="1">
    			<connection_1d label="weld line A">
    					<loc v="0"   > 2581.21 -708.408 31.6532 </loc> <!-- first point -->
    					<loc v="0.1" > 2581.42 -708.357 35.2816 </loc>
    					<loc v="2.22"> 2581.05 -708.302 39.0643 </loc> <!-- last  point -->
    					<loc v="0"   > 2000.00 -700.000 30.0000 </loc> 
    					<loc v="2.22"> 2500.00 -705.000 31.0000 </loc>