I have an Inventor weldment with fillet weld beads. When I transfer the weldment to Simulation Multiphysics the fillet weld beads are not present. I know the beads will not create contacts, I am not after that. I just want the geometry of the bead present.
Transferring the model to the Inventor Stress Analysis retains the weld beads, I can even apply loads to the faces of the beads. But Simulation Mechanical / Multiphysics does not appear to support them.
Am I doing something wrong?
Perhaps you could upload your Inventor assembly and part files for my review. I can then determine if the welds can be imported into the Simulation interface.
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You sound suprised. This is supposed to work then?
I just threw together a quick weldment, and sent it to Sim. No bead. All files attached.
rsmith! I may have some news on your issue! I've been doing some trouble shooting and figuring out why I couldn't get inventor welds in Simulation. I was convinced that this feature wasn't supported since weld beads aren't parts in inventor, just an illistration tool. It wasn't until I came across this post and saw the Autodesk Employee response to the situation that I realized that this feature IS supposed to be supported.
I got welds in my simulaton model!!! I don't understand why, but this is what I figured out:
*To import an inventor model with weld beads, Open up Simulation FIRST and specify the inventor file and the welds should be there.
*DO NOT click on the shortcut ribbon in Inventor that loads your model into Simulation, for some reason the conversion does not like welds.
Hope this helps. If not you, I hope it helps all the other stressed out engineers out there!