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Weld Design

Overview

Conventions

What's New?

Getting Started

Design Overview Conventions What's New? Getting Started Entering the Workbench Creating a Weld Examining the

Entering the Workbench Creating a Weld Examining the Specification Tree Single-V Butt Weld With Broad Root Face Creation Examining the Physical Properties of the Welds Generating a View

User Tasks

Updating an Assembly Creating Welds Creating a Fillet Weld Creating a Double Fillet Weld Creating a Square Butt Weld Creating a Single-V Butt Weld Creating a Double-V Butt Weld Creating a Single-Bevel Butt Weld Creating a Double-Bevel Butt Weld Creating a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creating a Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creating a Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creating a Double-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creating a Single-U Butt Weld Creating a Double-U Butt Weld Creating a Single-J Butt Weld Creating a Double-J Butt Weld Creating a User-defined Weld Creating a Dashed Weld Creating a Non-Symmetric Dashed Weld Managing Welds Editing Welds Extending Fillet Welds Moving Components Manipulating Components Snapping Components Smart Move Smart Move with Viewer Stop Manipulation on Clash

 

Creating Constraints Creating a Coincidence Constraint Creating a Contact Constraint Creating an Offset Constraint Creating an Angle Constraint Fixing a Component Fixing Components Together Using the Quick Constraint Command Creating Joints Creating Joint Bodies Creating Annotations Creating Weld Features Creating a Text With Leader Creating a Flag Note With Leader Annotation Planes Creating a Projection View/Annotation Plane Creating a Section View/Annotation Plane Using a View/Annotation Plane Detecting Clashes Detecting Interferences Reading Clash Command Results Viewing Results in a Dedicated Window Export Clash Results Sectioning About Sectioning Creating Section Planes Creating 3D Section Cuts Manipulating Planes Directly Positioning Planes On a Geometric Target Positioning Planes Using the Edit Position and Dimensions Command More About the Section Viewer Measuring Minimum Distances Generating a Weld Report Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld

Workbench Description

Weld Design Menu Bar Welds Toolbar Constraints Toolbar Move Toolbar Joints Toolbar Annotations Toolbar Space Analysis Toolbar Update Toolbar

Customizing

General

Constraints

Symbols

Tolerancing

Display

 

Manipulators Annotation View/Annotation Plane Cache Management for CATProduct and CATProcess Document Cgr Management for 3D Annotation

Reference Information

About Weld Interface Description Weld Dialog Box Weld Creation Mode Geometry to be used for Creating Welds Assembly Update Constraints About Assembly Constraints Coincidence Constraints Contact Constraints Offset Constraints Angle Constraints

Index

 

Overview

Welcome to the Weld Design User's Guide! This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.

This overview provides the following information:

Weld Design in a Nutshell

Before Reading this Guide

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

Accessing Sample Documents

Conventions Used in this Guide

Weld Design in a Nutshell

Conventions Used in this Guide Weld Design in a Nutshell Weld Design intuitive design environment providing
Conventions Used in this Guide Weld Design in a Nutshell Weld Design intuitive design environment providing

Weld Design

intuitive design environment providing different tools to fulfill your weld fabrication needs. Weld Design can be used in cooperation with other products such as Generative Drafting.

allows you to model welds in assemblies. The application offers a highly productive and

Before Reading this Guide

offers a highly productive and Before Reading this Guide Before reading this guide, you should be

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:

Product Structure

Part Design

Assembly Design

Generative Drafting

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

● Generative Drafting Getting the Most Out of this Guide To get the most out of

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial.

 

Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the Assembly Design workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also certainly prove useful.

Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

of contents to the information. Accessing Sample Documents To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.

 

Conventions

Certain conventions are used in CATIA, ENOVIA & DELMIA documentation to help you recognize and understand important concepts and specifications.

Graphic Conventions

The three categories of graphic conventions used are as follows:

Graphic conventions structuring the tasks

Graphic conventions indicating the configuration required

Graphic conventions used in the table of contents

Graphic Conventions Structuring the Tasks

Graphic conventions structuring the tasks are denoted as follows:

This icon

Identifies

estimated time to accomplish a task

a target of a task

the prerequisites

the start of the scenario

a tip

a warning

information

basic concepts

methodology

reference information

information regarding settings, customization, etc.

the end of a task

 
  functionalities that are new or enhanced with this release allows you to switch back to

functionalities that are new or enhanced with this release

allows you to switch back to the full-window viewing mode

Graphic Conventions Indicating the Configuration Required

Graphic conventions indicating the configuration required are denoted as follows:

This icon

Indicates functions that are

specific to the P1 configuration

specific to the P1 configuration

specific to the P2 configuration

specific to the P2 configuration

specific to the P3 configuration

specific to the P3 configuration

Graphic Conventions Used in the Table of Contents

Graphic conventions used in the table of contents are denoted as follows:

This icon

Gives access to Site Map

Split View mode

What's New?

Overview

Getting Started

Basic Tasks

User Tasks or the Advanced Tasks

Workbench Description

Customizing

Reference

Methodology

Glossary

Index

 

Text Conventions

The following text conventions are used:

The titles of CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA documents appear in this manner throughout the text.

File -> New identifies the commands to be used.

Enhancements are identified by a

blue-colored background on the text.

How to Use the Mouse

The use of the mouse differs according to the type of action you need to perform.

Use this mouse button

Whenever you read

Select (menus, commands, geometry in graphics area,you need to perform. Use this mouse button Whenever you read ● ● ) ● ●

)

)

Click (icons, dialog box buttons, tabs, selection of a location in the document

window,

Double-click

Shift-click

Ctrl-click

Check (check boxes)

Drag

Drag and drop (icons onto objects, objects onto objects)

MoveDrag Drag and drop (icons onto objects, objects onto objects) ● ● Drag Right-click (to select

Drag

Right-click (to select contextual menu)Ctrl-click Check (check boxes) Drag Drag and drop (icons onto objects, objects onto objects) Move ●

 

What's New?

Enhanced Functionalities

Weld Dialog Box The annotation options are now managed in a dedicated tab named Annotation of the weld creation/edition dialog box. The annotation creation option is now persistent. You can now also specify an existing annotation plane.

Customizing Settings

Cgr Management for 3D Annotation A new option allows you to take into account 3D Annotations in cgr documents. 3D Annotations are now displayed in Visualization mode.

 

Getting Started

The Getting Started section provides a step-by-step scenario aiming at giving you a feel of what you can do with Weld Design. It is composed of the following tasks showing you key functionalities:

composed of the following tasks showing you key functionalities: This scenario should take about 10 minutes

This scenario should take about 10 minutes to complete.

 

Entering the Workbench

The first task shows you how to enter Weld Design workbench.  Entering the Workbench This task assumes that a session is currently running. Select the Start

This task assumes that a session is currently running.The first task shows you how to enter Weld Design workbench. Select the Start -> Mechanical

Select the Start -> Mechanical Design -> Weld Design command. Start -> Mechanical Design -> Weld Design command.

1.

 

The Weld Design workbench is displayed and an empty CATProduct documents opens.

2.

Select File -> Open to open the Selection dialog and select the Weld.CATProduct document.

This assembly is displayed:

File -> Open to open the Selection dialog and select the Weld.CATProduct document. This assembly is
 

Creating a Fillet Weld

This task shows you how to create a fillet weld and the corresponding annotation.

This task shows you how to create a fillet weld and the corresponding annotation.

Check the Materials option in the Custom View Modes dialog box ( View -> Render

Check the Materials option in the Custom View Modes dialog box (View -> Render Style -> Customize View menu item) to be able to see the material you will assign to the weld.

 
 

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

1. Click the Fillet Weld icon:

1.

Click the Fillet Weld icon:

1. Click the Fillet Weld icon:

The Fillet Weld Creation dialog box appears.

 
  2. Enter Weld1 as the new name for the fillet weld in the Weld Name

2. Enter Weld1 as the new name for the fillet weld in the Weld Name field.

3. Enter 5mm as the new weld's height.

4. Set the Convex type in the Type field. Five types are available for the shape of the weld.

A new glyph identifying the chosen shape appears:

 
  5. The Offset field is no longer grayed. Enter 1.5mm as the height value for

5. The Offset field is no longer grayed. Enter 1.5mm as the height value for the convex

surface of the weld.

Note that the option Weld Symbol is on, meaning that the annotation containing normalized symbols will be created. It is the default mode.

Selection Assistant

To help you select the geometry you need, you can check the Selection Assistant option. This option displays a window showing you the geometric elements required to compute the weld. Zoom in to improve the view if need be. For creating fillet welds, you are prompted to select two adjacent surfaces. To close that window, just uncheck the option.

 
  6. Select the green face as the first surface. 7. Select the blue face as

6. Select the green face as the first surface.

7. Select the blue face as the second surface.

The name of the components you have just selected are displayed in the Geometric Elements section.

selected are displayed in the Geometric Elements section. Type Tab 8. Click the Type tab to

Type Tab

 
  This tab allows you to define if you want to create a simple weld, in

This tab allows you to define if you want to create a simple weld, in fact a continuous weld, or a dashed weld make of serial beads of weld.

9. Make sure that the Simple type is selected.

Connection Tab

10. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

 
  11. Give a new name for the assembly joint. A joint is a set of

11. Give a new name for the assembly joint. A joint is a set of the components which geometry

is used for creating welds: for example, enter New Joint in the Assembly Joint field.

Material Tab

12. Click the Material tab to define the material you wish to assign to the fillet weld.

 
  13. Select Copper from the Material From Catalog list. Annotation Tab 14. Click the Annotation

13. Select Copper from the Material From Catalog list.

Annotation Tab

14. Click the Annotation tab to define the weld annotation.

 
  This tab allows you to define whether a weld annotation is created and associated with

This tab allows you to define whether a weld annotation is created and associated with your weld. Options defined in this tab are persistent during the application session for other weld creation.

during the application session for other weld creation. 15. Make sure that the Weld Symbol option

15. Make sure that the Weld Symbol option is selected.

16. When done, click OK to create the fillet weld.

A warning message can appear to inform you that applicative properties have been added to the document.

the fillet weld. A warning message can appear to inform you that applicative properties have been
 

17. Select or not the Do not show this warring again option and click OK.

You must obtain this copper weld and this annotation:

OK . You must obtain this copper weld and this annotation: Annotation Optionally, right-click the annotation

Annotation

Optionally, right-click the annotation and select the Properties contextual command to edit the annotation's color. Then click the Graphic tab and set the color of your choice.

click the Graphic tab and set the color of your choice. For more detailed information about

For more detailed information about the Fillet Weld command, please refer to the reference task Fillet Weld.

choice. For more detailed information about the Fillet Weld command, please refer to the reference task
 

Examining the Specification Tree

Now that your first weld has been created, lets' have a closer look at the
Now that your first weld has been created, lets' have a closer look at the specification tree.
1. Expand the Product2 node.
Two new parts have been created and are displayed in Hide mode:

Copper_Product2_New Joint(Copper.1): includes the geometry of the weld shape.

Spec_Product2_New Joint(Spec.1): includes the geometry used to compute the weld.

2. Expand the Assembly Joints node.

Spec_Product2_New Joint(Spec.1) : includes the geometry used to compute the weld. 2. Expand the Assembly Joints
 

The Assembly Joints node is organized as follows: Assembly Joints node is organized as follows:

  The Assembly Joints node is organized as follows: ● Assembly Joints contains all the joints

Assembly Joints contains all the joints related to the parent product.

contains all the joints related to the parent product. ● New Joint (Green Part.1, Blue Part1)

New Joint (Green Part.1, Blue Part1) indicates both parts selected for locating the fillet weld.

indicates both parts selected for locating the fillet weld. ● Joint Body.1 gathers all joint elements.

Joint Body.1 gathers all joint elements.

fillet weld. ● Joint Body.1 gathers all joint elements. ● Weld1 : indicates the weld's name.

Weld1: indicates the weld's name.

joint elements. ● Weld1 : indicates the weld's name. ● Weld Symbol.1 : indicates the annotation.

Weld Symbol.1: indicates the annotation.

name. ● Weld Symbol.1 : indicates the annotation. ● Copper : indicates the material assigned to

Copper: indicates the material assigned to the weld.

3. Expand the Annotation Set.1 node.

to the weld. 3. Expand the Annotation Set.1 node. The Annotation Set.1 node is organized as

The Annotation Set.1 node is organized as follows: Annotation Set.1 node is organized as follows:

● Annotation Set.1 contains all the annotations related to the parent product.

Annotation Set.1 contains all the annotations related to the parent product.

● Views: gathers all annotations of the product.

Views: gathers all annotations of the product.

● Views: gathers all annotations of the product. ● Front View.1 : indicates the plane in

Front View.1: indicates the plane in which the application has located the annotation.

plane in which the application has located the annotation. ● Welds : gathers all annotations of

Welds: gathers all annotations of the product.

the annotation. ● Welds : gathers all annotations of the product. ● Weld Symbol.1 : indicates

Weld Symbol.1: indicates the annotation.

 

Creating a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation

This task shows you how to create another type of weld, namely a Single-V Butt

This task shows you how to create another type of weld, namely a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation.

1. Click the Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation icon:

1.

Click the Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation icon:

1. Click the Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation icon:

The Single-V Butt Weld With Broad Root Face Creation dialog box is displayed:

Weld with Broad Root Face Creation icon: The Single-V Butt Weld With Broad Root Face Creation

2.

Enter Weld2 to identify the new weld.

 

3. Enter 5mm as the weld's width.

4. Enter 30deg as the weld's angle.

Selection Assistant

5. Check the Selection Assistant option.

If necessary, zoom in the view area to improve the view. The "First Selection" text points to

a face and an edge meaning that you have the choice between selecting a face or an edge.

meaning that you have the choice between selecting a face or an edge. 6. Select the

6. Select the green face in contact with Part 2.

 
  Note that the view area now shows the four selections required to weld the components.

Note that the view area now shows the four selections required to weld the components.

shows the four selections required to weld the components. 7. Select the brown face in contact

7. Select the brown face in contact with the face that you have just selected.

required to weld the components. 7. Select the brown face in contact with the face that

8.

Select the last two faces as shown:

 
8. Select the last two faces as shown:   9. Check the option Without Propagation from

9. Check the option Without Propagation from the Preparation Mode category to

determine how you want to remove material along the edges: material will be removed just

along the portion of edges used for making the bridge between the joining parts.

 
  Connection Tab 10. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 11. Give a new

Connection Tab

10. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

11. Give a new name for the assembly joint. A joint is a set of the components which geometry

is used for creating welds: for example, enter Single-V Butt Joint in the Assembly Joint

field.

12.

Give a new name for the New Joint Body: Single-V Butt Joint Body for example.

 

Material Tab

13. Click the Material tab to define the material you wish to assign to the fillet weld.

14. Select Copper from the Material From Catalog list.

15. When done, click OK to create the Single-V Butt weld. The copper weld part as well as the

corresponding annotation are created.

Note that the edges of the parts have been cut in a particular way.

the edges of the parts have been cut in a particular way. Annotation Tab 16. Click

Annotation Tab

16. Click the Annotation tab to define the weld annotation.

 
  The previous created annotation view is pre-selected. 17. Keep options as is. Specification Tree 18.

The previous created annotation view is pre-selected.

17. Keep options as is.

Specification Tree

18. Expand the Product2 node.

 
  Two new parts have been created and are displayed in Hide mode: ● Copper_Product2_Single-V Butt
  Two new parts have been created and are displayed in Hide mode: ● Copper_Product2_Single-V Butt

Two new parts have been created and are displayed in Hide mode:

Copper_Product2_Single-V Butt Joint(Copper.2): includes the geometry of the weld shape.

Spec_Product2_Single-V Butt Joint(Spec.2): includes the geometry used to compute the weld.

19. Expand the Assembly Joints node.

 
  The Assembly Joints node now includes new elements: ● Single-V Butt Joint (Green Part.1, Part2.1)
  The Assembly Joints node now includes new elements: ● Single-V Butt Joint (Green Part.1, Part2.1)

The Assembly Joints node now includes new elements:

  The Assembly Joints node now includes new elements: ● Single-V Butt Joint (Green Part.1, Part2.1)

Single-V Butt Joint (Green Part.1, Part2.1) comprising Green Part.1 and

Part2.1.

Part.1, Part2.1) comprising Green Part.1 and Part2.1. ● Single-V Butt Joint Body gathers all joint elements.

Single-V Butt Joint Body gathers all joint elements.

● Single-V Butt Joint Body gathers all joint elements. ● Weld2 : indicates the weld's name.

Weld2: indicates the weld's name.

joint elements. ● Weld2 : indicates the weld's name. ● Weld Symbol.1 : indicates the annotation.

Weld Symbol.1: indicates the annotation.

name. ● Weld Symbol.1 : indicates the annotation. ● Copper : indicates the material assigned to

Copper: indicates the material assigned to the weld.

● Copper : indicates the material assigned to the weld. ● Assembly Remove.1 : assembly remove

Assembly Remove.1: assembly remove feature comprising the components which material has been removed to create the weld.

which material has been removed to create the weld. ● Green Part.GreenPart/Remove1 : part remove feature

Green Part.GreenPart/Remove1: part remove feature for Green Part.1.

20. Expand the Annotation Set.1 node.

 
  The Annotation Set.1 node now includes a new element: ● Weld Symbol.2 : indicates the

The Annotation Set.1 node now includes a new element: Annotation Set.1 node now includes a new element:

The Annotation Set.1 node now includes a new element: ● Weld Symbol.2 : indicates the annotation.

Weld Symbol.2: indicates the annotation.

For more detailed information about the Single-V Butt Weld command, please refer to the reference task Creating a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face . Creating a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face.

the Single-V Butt Weld command, please refer to the reference task Creating a Single-V Butt Weld
 

Examining the Physical Properties of the Welds

This task shows you two ways of accessing information about the physical properties of the welds.  Examining the Physical Properties of the Welds Using the Weld Report command 1. Applying a

Using the Weld Report command

1. Applying a material onto a weld affects its physical properties. Just to check that, Select Applying a material onto a weld affects its physical properties. Just to check that, Select the Analyze -> Weld Report

command.

The report that appears is composed of two sections showing the following information:

List of Welds

numbered welds

name of the welds

type of the welds

volume of the welds

weight of the welds

joint body of the welds

joint of the welds

specification

Total of Welds

total number of welds in the CATProduct document

total volume

total weight

total number of joint bodies

total number of bodies

total number of joint bodies ❍ total number of bodies For more information about this command,

For more information about this command, please refer to Generating a Weld Report . Generating a Weld Report.

Using the Measure Inertia capability

 

2. Click the Measure Inertia

  2. Click the Measure Inertia icon and select the desired weld in the specification tree,

icon and select the desired weld in the specification tree, for example Weld1.

The window that appears shows that different physical properties such as volume, mass, density, and so on of the weld have been calculated.

mass, density, and so on of the weld have been calculated. For more information about this
mass, density, and so on of the weld have been calculated. For more information about this

For more information about this command, please refer to Measure Inertia.

and so on of the weld have been calculated. For more information about this command, please
 

Generating a View

This task is reserved for users who have a Drafting license. It shows you what you need to do to quickly identify welds in the Drafting workbench.  Generating a View 1. Prior to entering the Drafting workbench, right-click the copper entity and

1. Prior to entering the Drafting workbench, right-click the copper entity and select the Prior to entering the Drafting workbench, right-click the copper entity and select the

Properties contextual command to define the view of the weld in the Drafting workbench:

set the Coloring and black options and the name as Copper.

to define the view of the weld in the Drafting workbench: set the Coloring and black

2.

Launch the Drafting workbench by selecting the Start -> Mechanical Design -> Drafting

 

command, and choose the option Front, Bottom and Right layout option the New Drawing Creation dialog box.

The three views are generated.

3. Use the offset section view icon

dialog box. The three views are generated. 3. Use the offset section view icon to obtain
dialog box. The three views are generated. 3. Use the offset section view icon to obtain

to obtain this cutting profile:

dialog box. The three views are generated. 3. Use the offset section view icon to obtain

from

 

4. Double-click to end the creation and position the section view.

Conversely, Weld1 is hatched. To make it more visible, you must apply a material onto it and edit the properties of this material.

a material onto it and edit the properties of this material. You have finished the scenario.

You have finished the scenario. Now let's take a closer look at Weld Design.

edit the properties of this material. You have finished the scenario. Now let's take a closer
 

User Tasks

Here is the list of the tasks you will perform in this section:

 

Updating an Assembly

This task will show you how to update an assembly.  Updating an Assembly ● Updating an assembly means updating all elements affected by this functionality,

Updating an assembly means updating all elements affected by this functionality, see Assembly Update reference information.

You can update automatically or not your assembly, see Assembly Design-Update option.

You can define the update propagation in the assembly, see Assembly Design-Update propagation option.

You can compute the update status when you open an assembly document or insert an assembly component, see Assembly Design-Compute exact update status at open option.

When you are opening an assembly document or inserting a component:Assembly Design-Compute exact update status at open option. ● In Design Mode , the update status

In Design Mode, the update status can be determined, the Update All icon

Updated icon

can be determined, the Update All icon Updated icon is displayed. or the ● In Visualization

is displayed.

the Update All icon Updated icon is displayed. or the ● In Visualization Mode : the

or the

In Visualization Mode: the update status cannot be determined, the Status Unknown icon

status cannot be determined, the Status Unknown icon is displayed. When you click this icon, the

is displayed. When you click this icon, the minimal data needed to determine the update status are loaded:

If the minimal data loaded to determine the status allow the application to perform an update and if the Update option is Automatic, then the assembly is updated, the Updated

icon

Automatic , then the assembly is updated, the Updated icon is displayed. ❍ If the status

is displayed.

If the status is not up to date, the Update All icon

❍ If the status is not up to date, the Update All icon is displayed. When

is displayed. When you click this

icon, the needed data to perform the update are loaded, then the assembly is updated, the

Updated icon

are loaded, then the assembly is updated, the Updated icon is displayed. To perform this task

is displayed.

To perform this task you must work in Visualization Mode , select the Tools->Options command. In the Infrastructure category, select the Product Structure Visualization Mode, select the Tools->Options command. In the Infrastructure category, select the Product Structure sub-category then the Cache Management tab and check the option Work with the cache system. Close and re-open the application if needed.

Work with the cache system . Close and re-open the application if needed. Open the Assembly_01.CATProduct

Open the Assembly_01.CATProduct document.

 
  The Update Status Unknown icon determine the update status of assembly's elements: the constraints reference

The Update Status Unknown icon

determine the update status of assembly's elements: the constraints reference assembly components which are in Visualization Mode.

is displayed because there is not enough information to

. is displayed because there is not enough information to You can keep this state and

You can keep this state and work or determine the update status. In our example, we want to determine it.

1. Click the Update Status Unknown icon: When you click this icon, the application loads
1. Click the Update Status Unknown icon: When you click this icon, the application loads

1. Click the Update Status Unknown icon:

1. Click the Update Status Unknown icon: When you click this icon, the application loads the
When you click this icon, the application loads the minimal data to determine the update

When you click this icon, the application loads the minimal data to determine the update status. This is mean that the constraints' related components may be switched to Design Mode, warning is displayed in this case.

The Update Warning dialog box appears, you can:

this case. The Update Warning dialog box appears, you can: ● Click OK to determine the

Click OK to determine the update status.

Click Cancel to keep the unknown status.

2. Click OK, a progress bar appears during the data loading.

The update status has been determined: the assembly is up to date and the Updated icon

is displayed:

the data loading. The update status has been determined: the assembly is up to date and
 

The components have been loaded and constraints have been resolved.

  The components have been loaded and constraints have been resolved.
  The components have been loaded and constraints have been resolved.
 

Creating Welds

Weld Design lets you model welds in assemblies. The different types of welds you can create are simple (fillet) or butted (square butt, V-butt, bevel butt and so on) and are supported in ANSI standard.

To create a weld, you need to determine the following via a Creation dialog box specific to each weld type:

Its parameters such as height, angle, surface shape, annotation display and so on. They are all available in the Parameters tab of the creation dialog box.

The reference geometry, that is the components to be welded, see Geometry to be used for Creating Welds.

Its type (dashed or not): use the Type tab.

Its associated material: use the Material tab.

Its location in the specification tree: use the Connection tab (Joint and Joint Body options).

Weld features are associative with the reference geometry. This means that if geometrical elements change, weld features reflect the change.

Create a Fillet Weldelements change, weld features reflect the change. Create a Double Fillet Weld Create a Square Butt

Create a Double Fillet Weldweld features reflect the change. Create a Fillet Weld Create a Square Butt Weld Create a

Create a Square Butt Weldthe change. Create a Fillet Weld Create a Double Fillet Weld Create a Single-V Butt Weld

Create a Single-V Butt WeldWeld Create a Double Fillet Weld Create a Square Butt Weld Create a Double-V Butt Weld

Create a Double-V Butt WeldWeld Create a Square Butt Weld Create a Single-V Butt Weld Creating Single-Bevel Butt Weld Create

Creating Single-Bevel Butt WeldWeld Create a Single-V Butt Weld Create a Double-V Butt Weld Create a Double-Bevel Butt Weld

Create a Double-Bevel Butt WeldCreate a Double-V Butt Weld Creating Single-Bevel Butt Weld Create a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad

Create a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root faceSingle-Bevel Butt Weld Create a Double-Bevel Butt Weld Create a Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root

Create a Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root faceButt Weld Create a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root face Create a Single-Bevel Butt Weld

Create a Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root FaceRoot face Create a Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root face Create a Double-Bevel Butt Weld

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Create a Single-J Butt Weld  Create a Double-U Butt Weld Create a Double-J Butt Weld Create a User-defined Weld Create

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Create a Dashed Weld

Create a Non-Symmetric Dashed Weld

 

Creating a Fillet Weld

This task shows you how to create a fillet weld.

This task shows you how to create a fillet weld.

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_02 CATProduct document:

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_02 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

 

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Fillet Weld icon:

1.

Click the Fillet Weld icon:

1. Click the Fillet Weld icon:

The Fillet Weld Creation dialog box is displayed.

icon: The Fillet Weld Creation dialog box is displayed. 2. Enter a meaningful name in the
 

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

5. Unselect Weld Symbol option in the Annotation tab.

6. To define how the fillet weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.For example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit. 7. Select faces as shown

7. Select faces as shown on the green plate and blue plate with the following order: green

plate, blue plate.

Two adjacent surfaces must be selected to define this type of weld.is closed. 7. Select faces as shown on the green plate and blue plate with the

with the following order: green plate, blue plate. Two adjacent surfaces must be selected to define

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

 

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the fillet

weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12.

Click OK to create the fillet weld.

Taking a closer look at the fillet weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Double Fillet Weld

This task shows you how to create a double fillet weld.  Creating a Double Fillet Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_02 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_02 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_02 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Double Fillet Weld icon: Click the Double Fillet Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Double Fillet Weld icon: The Double Fillet Weld Creation

The Double Fillet Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Double Fillet Weld icon: The Double Fillet Weld Creation

2.

Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double fillet weld: New

 

Double Fillet

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

5. Unselect Weld Symbol option in the Annotation tab.

6. To define how the double fillet weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the

weld. For example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

For example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit. The application does not let

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select faces as shown on the green plate and blue plate with the following order: green

plate, blue plate, green plate.

 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

 

9. To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10. Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11. Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the double

fillet weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12. Click OK to create the double fillet weld.

Taking a closer look at the double fillet weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Square Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a square butt weld.  Creating a Square Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Square Butt Weld icon: Click the Square Butt Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Square Butt Weld icon: The Square Butt Weld Creation

The Square Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Square Butt Weld icon: The Square Butt Weld Creation

2.

Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your square butt weld: New

 

Square Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

5. Unselect Weld Symbol option in the Annotation tab.

6. To define how the square butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the

weld. For example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

For example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit. The application does not let

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate.

 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 9. To identify the joint under

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the square

butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12.

Click OK to create the square butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the square butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

 
 
 
 

Creating a Single-V Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a single-V butt weld.  Creating a Single-V Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Single-V Butt Weld icon: Click the Single-V Butt Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Single-V Butt Weld icon: The Single-V Butt Weld Creation

The Single-V Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your V butt

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your V butt weld: New V Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the V butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld. For   example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate.

the following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate. 8. Click the Connection tab to access additional

8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9. To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

 

the joint body: New Joint Body

11. Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the V butt

weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12. Click OK to create the V butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the V butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Double-V Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a double-V butt weld.  Creating a Double-V Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Double-V Butt Weld icon: Click the Double-V Butt Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Double-V Butt Weld icon: The Double-V Butt Weld Creation

The Double-V Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double V

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double V butt weld: New

Double V Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

 

5. Unselect Weld Symbol option in the Annotation tab.

6. To define how the V butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, red-brick plate, purple

plate.

purple plate with the following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, red-brick plate, purple
 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 9. To identify the joint under

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the double

V butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

 

Taking a closer look at the double V butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Single-Bevel Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a single-bevel butt weld.  Creating a Single-Bevel Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Single-Bevel Butt Weld icon: Click the Single-Bevel Butt Weld icon:

Definition . 1. Click the Single-Bevel Butt Weld icon: The Single-Bevel Butt Weld Creation dialog box

The Single-Bevel Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your bevel butt

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your bevel butt weld: New

Bevel Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the bevel butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld.

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld.   For example, enter 5 mm in

For example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate.

the following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate. 8. Click the Connection tab to access additional

8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9. To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

 

the joint body: New Joint Body

11. Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the bevel

butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12. Click OK to create the bevel butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the bevel butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Double-Bevel Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a double-bevel butt weld.  Creating a Double-Bevel Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Double-Bevel Butt Weld icon: Click the Double-Bevel Butt Weld icon:

Definition . 1. Click the Double-Bevel Butt Weld icon: The Double-Bevel Butt Weld Creation dialog box

The Double-Bevel Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double bevel

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double bevel butt weld:

New Double Bevel Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the V butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld. For   example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, purple plate.

plate and purple plate with the following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, purple
 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 9. To identify the joint under

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the double

bevel butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12.

Click OK to create the double bevel butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the double bevel butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

 
 
 
 

Creating a Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face

This task shows you how to create a single-V butt weld with broad root face.

This task shows you how to create a single-V butt weld with broad root face.

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:  

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

 

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

 

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1.

Click the Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1. Click the Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

The Single-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your Y butt

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your Y butt weld: New Y Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the Y butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld. For   example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate.

the following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate. 8. Click the Connection tab to access additional

8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9. To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

 

the joint body: New Joint Body

11. Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the Y butt

weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12. Click OK to create the Y butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the Y butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face

This task shows you how to create a double-V butt weld with broad root face.

This task shows you how to create a double-V butt weld with broad root face.

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:  

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

 

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

 

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1.

Click the Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1. Click the Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

The Double-V Butt Weld with Broad Root Face box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double Y

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double Y butt weld: New

Double Y Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

 

5. Unselect Weld Symbol option in the Annotation tab.

6. To define how the V butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, red-brick plate, purple

plate.

purple plate with the following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, red-brick plate, purple
 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 9. To identify the joint under

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the double

Y butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

 

Taking a closer look at the double Y butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face

This task shows you how to create a single-bevel butt weld with broad root face.

This task shows you how to create a single-bevel butt weld with broad root face.

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:  

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

 

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

 

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1.

Click the Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1. Click the Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

The Single-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your butt weld:

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your butt weld: New Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld. For   example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate.

the following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate. 8. Click the Connection tab to access additional

8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9. To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

 

the joint body: New Joint Body

11. Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the butt

weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12. Click OK to create the butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Double-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face

This task shows you how to create a double-bevel butt weld with broad root face.

This task shows you how to create a double-bevel butt weld with broad root face.

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:  

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

 

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

 

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Double-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1.

Click the Double-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

1. Click the Double-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face icon:

The Double-Bevel Butt Weld with Broad Root Face Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double butt

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double butt weld: New

Double Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the V butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld. For   example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, purple plate.

plate and purple plate with the following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, purple
 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 9. To identify the joint under

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the double

butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12.

Click OK to create the double butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the double butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

 
 
 
 

Creating a Single-U Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a single-U butt weld.  Creating a Single-U Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Single-U Butt Weld icon: Click the Single-U Butt Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Single-U Butt Weld icon: The Single-U Butt Weld Creation

The Single-U Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your U butt

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your U butt weld: New U Butt

3. Select the Convex shape.

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

6.

To define how the U butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

 
enter values to define both ends of the weld. For   example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate.

the following order: red-brick plate, then purple plate. 8. Click the Connection tab to access additional

8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9. To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

 

the joint body: New Joint Body

11. Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the U butt

weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

12. Click OK to create the U butt weld.

Taking a closer look at the U butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Double-U Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a double-U butt weld.  Creating a Double-U Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Double-U Butt Weld icon: Click the Double-U Butt Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Double-U Butt Weld icon: The Double-U Butt Weld Creation

The Double-U Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed:

 
  2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double U

2. Enter a meaningful name in the Weld Name field to identify your double U butt weld: New

Double U Butt

 

4. Enter a value to define the convex offset: 0.5 mm

5. Unselect Weld Symbol option in the Annotation tab.

6. To define how the V butt weld is trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For

trimmed, enter values to define both ends of the weld. For example, enter 5 mm in

example, enter 5 mm in the first and second limit.

The application does not let you trim welds if the intersection between faces is closed.

7. Select edges of adjacent surfaces as shown on the brick-red plate and purple plate with the

following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, red-brick plate, purple

plate.

purple plate with the following order: red-brick plate, purple plate, reverse the assembly, red-brick plate, purple
 
  8. Click the Connection tab to access additional options. 9. To identify the joint under

8.

Click the Connection tab to access additional options.

9.

To identify the joint under which you will place the weld in the specification tree, enter a

name in the Assembly Joint field (or keep the default name). For example, enter New

Joint.

10.

Create a new joint body in which you want to identify New Joint, and give a new name for

the joint body: New Joint Body

11.

Click the Material Assignment tab to define the material you wish to assign to the double

U butt weld as well as the part that will contain the resulting geometry.

 

Taking a closer look at the double U butt weld, you can notice that it was not created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that its surface is flat.

created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
created along the entire length of matching geometries as specified in the trimming options and that
 

Creating a Single-J Butt Weld

This task shows you how to create a single-J butt weld.  Creating a Single-J Butt Weld Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: ● To see the material

Open the Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document: Assembly_for_Welding_01 CATProduct document:

To see the material associated with a weld, see Seeing the Material Assigned to the Weld.

This task must be performed using the Default Creation mode for weld, see Weld Creation Mode.

To find more information about the weld creation options, see Weld Definition.

1. Click the Single-J Butt Weld icon: Click the Single-J Butt Weld icon:

see Weld Definition . 1. Click the Single-J Butt Weld icon: The Single-J Butt Weld Creation

The Single-J Butt Weld Creation dialog box is displayed: