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

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Split Technique

Since welds work on input faces (the two facesets that you select to do the weld), it is sometimes required and at other times desired to split the input faces in order to have the weld bead only on a certain portion of the face or to have better control of the resulting weld. Essentially, you are helping Inventor use the partial face that is generated from the split.

In certain situations, using fillet welds that involve multiple possibilities might make it difficult to control the placement of welds. One instance of this is when controlling the offset of welds around a cylindrical face. Figure 10.31 shows the difference between using a cylinder with a split face and one without. If the cylindrical face is split, you can place ...

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