Frame Groove Weld

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I'm trying to create the groove weld shown below. I can't get it to work. Any ideas?

 

 

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David McMahon
Solid Edge ST9, MP8
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10
6 REPLIES

Re: Frame Groove Weld

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

I think you can't use Groove weld in this situation because of chamfer.

 

I suggest modeling on part level and adding Label weld.

 

Here is a video about steps:

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Frame Groove Weld

Genius
Genius

The weld features only really work well if the objects to be welded are flat and uniform. Like Imics said, you are best off making a model of the weld by doing a union intersection of the two pipes without the cuts and keeping just the intersection object.

Re: Frame Groove Weld

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

I was able to get it to work if I used the Base Top-Path and Bas Bottom-Path buttons on the Command Bar.

Ater you click the two faces, go back and click the Base Face step button. 

The target face seemed to get the edges for me automatically after I set the base edges.

It's like creating a lofted feature with 4 edges.

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LMGi
www.TLMGi.com

Re: Frame Groove Weld

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Lmics, thanks for the detailed video. That is a gerat solution and I will try it. Jason, how did you get the groove weld to work? It doesn't work for me. See video below.

 

 

David McMahon
Solid Edge ST9, MP8
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10

Re: Frame Groove Weld

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

You are close.

LMGi
www.TLMGi.com

Re: Frame Groove Weld

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Fantastic, you got it to work! It is a little odd though as you show in your video - if you pick the faces in reverse, it fails.
David McMahon
Solid Edge ST9, MP8
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10