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

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Creating Groove Welds

A groove weld is primarily used to fill gaps between two sets of faces. Once such gaps are filled, you might top the groove weld with a fillet weld. Figure 10.21 shows some examples.

FIGURE 10.21: Groove weld examples

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Like a fillet weld, a groove weld needs two sets of faces. The Full Face Weld option when selected specifies whether to use the full face to generate the weld. The Full Face Weld option when not selected specifies to use only a portion of the face. Inventor calculates the specific portion of the face by projecting the smaller faceset to the larger faceset (if the two facesets are the same size, Inventor picks ...

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