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

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Using the Weld Symbol

You can create a weld symbol in assemblies by clicking the Welds folder and using the Weld Symbol tool. In drawings, you can find this tool in the Annotate tab. You have to make a decision to create them in the right place (assemblies or assemblies and drawings) based on your communication with the welding department and other departments that are involved in producing the weldment. The weld symbol, which is optional in the assembly environment, has certain key characteristics:

  • It cannot be created without a weld bead consuming it.
  • The primary bead is the weld bead to which the welding symbol is attached.
  • You're allowed to activate the weld symbol grips and reattach the weld symbol to any other visible bead edge from that ...

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