Once you've created the preparations and welds, you can create machine features. The features available for machining are similar to the features in the preparations environment. In terms of operations, they are performed after the generation of weld beads. One of the main advantages of providing the machining operations in a separate environment is that in drawings, you can document them in the as-machined state. Holes and extrude cuts are typical post-weld machining features.
Figure 10.27 shows a welded assembly with machining operations performed on it.
To create the machining features, follow these steps: