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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Creating Weld Beads

A weld bead feature is a parametric, solid representation of the real-world weld bead. It can be generated from input faces of a single component or from input faces of multiple components, including the faces of already existing weld beads in the weldment assembly. You can also create a weld on a single part that is placed in a weldment assembly. Here are some examples:

Example 1 Place a single sheet-metal part in a weldment assembly, and create fillet welds at flange corners to create a container.

Example 2 Create a fillet or groove weld between two plates (two parts or one part that has two extrusion features for the plates).

Example 3 Create a fillet or groove weld between two plates and another weld bead.

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