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Cadmanto
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Reversing Weld Assembly??

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04-06-2012 07:16 AM

I have an assembly that I thought in the beginning of its creation I thought I would be able to add welds to it.

I wasn't successful which is not the issue, but rather since I have NO welds on this, and this assembly shows as a weld model, is there a way to reverse this?  I need to add an assembly cut to this model and it is not allowing me due to this.

Thanks

Scott

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

Hi Cadmanto, 

 

For some reason Autodesk has not provided a way to revert back to an regular assembly once it has been converted to a weldment. There are 2 workarounds that I've used in the past:

 

1) Leave it as weldment assembly and just use the Preperations or the Machining tools to add the assembly features, and just don't add weld information.

 

2) Place the weldment in a new assembly, and promote all of the components up to the top level and then delete the weldment assembly. Then simply save the new assembly as the correct part number.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com


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Re: Reversing Weld Assembly??

04-06-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto, 

 

For some reason Autodesk has not provided a way to revert back to an regular assembly once it has been converted to a weldment. There are 2 workarounds that I've used in the past:

 

1) Leave it as weldment assembly and just use the Preperations or the Machining tools to add the assembly features, and just don't add weld information.

 

2) Place the weldment in a new assembly, and promote all of the components up to the top level and then delete the weldment assembly. Then simply save the new assembly as the correct part number.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com




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Cadmanto
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Re: Reversing Weld Assembly??

04-06-2012 07:50 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks Curtis,

I think Autodesk should seriously take a look at this and make a way to reverse this.

 

I went for option #1.  That worked fine.  Thanks for jogging my memory.  I forgot about that little tool.  :smileyhappy:

 

Option #2 I would think would give me grief when it comes to vault and the duplicate file name thing.

I know it would be a new file, but my expierence to this point would tell me that vault would detect a difference

and throw this message back to me not allowing the checking in of the file.

 

Thanks again

Scott

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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