Below is an image of a Metal Game Die project that I am working up for use in both my CAD Design class (Inventor 2013) as well as metalworking class. My metalworking students will have to work from complete drawing sets delivered by the CAD Design class.
Problem is . . . I can't figure out how to finsh the corner (fillet) welds on the remaining 8 edges with clean wraps around the corners like you would do in real life.
I have tried everything I can think of, including searching these forums.
What kind of weld did you try using?
I would think if you use a fillet weld and select all of the edges it should giveyou what you are looking for.
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Find the red End of Part marker in the browser.
(End of Folded on sheet metal parts EOF)
Drag the red EOP to the top of the browser hiding all features.
Save the file with the EOP in a rolled up state.
Right click on the file name and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Attach the resulting *.zip file here.
In addition to other suggestions I might add a very small, tiny, miniscule fillet in the four corners.
Attach your assembly here and we'll take a look.
Alright . . .
I think I might have gotten it acceptable. Here's what I tried last:
I completed the next weld as a fillet between the two basic faces:
Then . . . I tried a 'Groove' weld, 'fulll face', 'fill radially', and selected the top end of the vertical weld bead as face 1, and the ends of the two incoming horizontal weld beads as face 2. Seemed to fill in okay:
Thanks for the skinny on attaching files, but . . . I don't see any 'end of part' in the browers. I have an 'end of features' part way down the brower list. I might try and do a screen capture and post it.
I posted below my best attempt at creating a realistic looking weld by just filling in the little missing triangular corner with a 'groove' weld.
End of Part is in the Part files (it might not be necessary for this small assembly).
I ended up making my own parts - but didn't find a solution to your problem.
When picking faces on the panels already welded, select the ends of the existing welds too. That is to say, group 1 might be the four edges of the 3-panel, and group 2 would then be the edges from the 1, 2, 5, and 6 panels and the ends of the welds joining those panels together.
I dad to create fillets on the top and bottom first for all the sides then create the vertical fillet starting the the end of the side fillet, then that side and the bottom fillet for selection 1, then the bottom fillet, vertical side and end of top fillet of selection 2 to get the miter fillet at the top and bottom. I just used the flat corner fillet.
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