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

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Groove and Fillet Weld Combinations

Most welds can be generated using a combination of groove and fillet welds. Figure 10.29 shows an example of welding two hollow tubes with a groove weld. The horizontal tube is welded with a vertical tube. Faceset 1 comprises the two fillet faces, as shown in Figure 10.29. Faceset 2 is made up of a single mating face on the bottom of the vertical tube. The fill direction (shown as a downward arrow) will be the face normal of faceset2—in other words, the vertical direction going down.

FIGURE 10.29: Generating the groove weld bead

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In Figure 10.30, a fillet weld is applied. Faceset 1 is composed of three faces, ...

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