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Filling irregular corners with weld; overlap groove welds with fillet welds

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01-14-2013 01:24 PM

Using Inventor Professional 2013


In the attached assembly, I would like to fill the four corners (see Figure 1) with weld to make one smooth bead around the perimeter of the end cap rather than using fillet weld to lay down four linear beads along the edges. I accomplished this with a groove weld (see Figure 2). However, problems occurred (pasted below) when I attempt to weld this piece to a surface.


Error message:


"   Create Weld Feature: problems encountered while executing this command.
     example.iam: Errors occurred during update
       Fillet Weld 3: Could not build this Fillet Weld feature
         The attempted operation had problems trimming and discarding faces. Try with different inputs."


When I had the four original fillet weld beads, I could fillet weld this part to a surface no problem (see Figure 3). When I switched it to a groove weld to get the desired corner appearance, I get errors. I tried to mess around with the tick boxes in the groove weld dialog box to try to fix the problem but nothing helped.


Ultimately, my problem can be solved if I could simply fill the corner gaps without using the groove weld command. This would eliminate the errors associated with fillet welding over groove welds.


Let me know if the attached files do not work. This is my first time uploading an assembly and its associated part files.

Figure 1: Corner with fillet welds (need to fill that gap)


corner weld.png


Figure 2: Corner with groove weld (gap filled)


groove weld.png


Figure 3: Fillet welded (concave) to plate. Still need those corners filled.


welded o plate.png

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Re: Filling irregular corners with weld; overlap groove welds with fillet welds

01-15-2013 04:30 AM in reply to: j_berry

You could try putting a fillet preparation on the end cap.

This allows the faces to chain giving a smooth weld.

See image




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Re: Filling irregular corners with weld; overlap groove welds with fillet welds

01-15-2013 05:19 AM in reply to: harco

Thank you for the reply. It filled the corners and allowed a fillet weld to the plate, but gaps appear in the cocave weld to the plate.


chain fillet.png

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