Sheet Metal Weldings

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi all,

Is there a way to model a weld in asheet metal file (psm) and not as a new weldment?

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Re: Sheet Metal Weldings

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor
Hi there,

Not really....I mean you could obviously model the weld material, as a multi body file, but technically not a "weld" in the software's methodology, so doesn't carry through for detailing in draft.
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP1] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Sheet Metal Weldings

Phenom
Phenom

I make tons of sheet metal parts and assemblies. I have never used the "weldment" designation. As far as I can tell, that designation allows the addition of weld call outs and no other advantages.

Re: Sheet Metal Weldings

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@12GAGE,

 

I think you can get a little more than just the callout....you can also get mass properties from them....which in turn, allows a QS to calculate the wire/rods/gas/time, relative to them, assuming there is a lot of weld material to justify it. Unless structural approval from drawings are required, I see it as a wasted effort for smaller welded parts/assemblies.

 

Just my $0.02NZ worth.  Robot Embarassed

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP1] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10