To Prepare Edges for Welding

You can combine the edge preparation procedure with the procedures for creating welds and adding notches. You can only prepare edges and create notches if you simultaneously create a weld.

  1. Click or Insert > Weld. The WELD DEFINITION dialog box opens.

  2. Under Feature, click the Edge Preparation check box.

Note: You can also create welds and notches simultaneously with the edge preparation:

  1. To join metals by applying heat or a filler metal with a high melting point, or both, click the Weld check box.  

  2. To create an opening (cut) that enables your welds to cross assembly components without interruption, click both the Weld and Notch check boxes.

  3. Under Combination, define how to create the geometry:

  4. Single—Creates a single edge preparation.

  5. Symmetrical—Enables sequential creation of the same edge preparation on both sides of the part.

  6. Unsymmetrical—Enables sequential creation of separate edge preparations on both sides of the part.

  1. Click the Environment tab to define the edge preparation characteristics:

  2. Click the Create Family Table Instance check box to control welds in Family Tables.

Type a suffix in the Instance Name Suffix box to apply a suffix to the weld instances names.

Click Generic or Instance to set the weld visibility for either the generic part or for family table instances,  

Click Part to make the edge preparation dependent on the individual part.

Click Assembly to make the edge preparation dependent on the entire assembly.

Click Solid to create the solid geometry within the design.

Click Light to create the edge preparation without the solid geometry.

  1. Define the type of edge preparation cut to create and how to offset the contact surfaces:

  2. —One side root opening

  3. —Bevel-groove angle cut

  4. —Both sides root opening

  5. —V-groove angle cut

  6. —Bevel-groove angle cut with root opening

  7. —V-groove angle cut with root opening

  1. Depending on the type of edge preparation, specify the dimensions for offsetting contact surfaces. Type values for the root opening, preparation depth, penetration, and angle dimensions in the appropriate boxes.

  2. Click OK. The EDGE PREPARATION dialog box opens.

  3. Select the appropriate surfaces and references for the edge preparation and then click Done Sel.

  4. Click OK in the EDGE PREPARATION dialog box. The edge preparation is created and Edge Prep feature appears in the model tree. Solid Edge Preparation geometry types are represented in the model tree by and Light Edge Preparation geometry types by .

Note: If you do not see the feature in the model tree, click Settings > Tree Filters and click the Features check box.

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