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hhls11
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Is it possible to create a weld build up around a part?

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10-05-2012 07:31 AM

I'm starting with a tube and want to add a weld build up around the OD on both ends. I mainly want to do this so that when I create a sectioned view on a drawing, you can see the difference in hatching between the original tube and the weld build up. I've had to create sketches on the drawing up to this point, but that's kind of a hassle. Is there any way of doing this? 

 

The photo I've attached shows the tube and shape of the weld build up. the green line is where I would like the tube OD to be, and the weld build up would be everything above that.

 

I'm using Inventor Pro 2013.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Ryan.Martinez
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Re: Is it possible to create a weld build up around a part?

10-05-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: hhls11

Call it out with a note?

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harco
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Re: Is it possible to create a weld build up around a part?

10-05-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: hhls11

Not sure without trying but the split tool may give you what you want.

If not use a very thin cut to give an edge.

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japike
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Re: Is it possible to create a weld build up around a part?

10-05-2012 08:18 AM in reply to: harco

Add the weld build up to your part as a new solid body.

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