SOLIDWORKS Weld Symbol

How to Estimate Weld Size using SOLIDWORKS Simulation

There are two types of edge welds in SOLIDWORKS simulation: Fillet Weld and Groove Weld. Each weld type can be single-sided or double-sided. Fillet weld is a triangular weld that joints two metal parts at a right angle. Whereas, groove weld is applied in a preformed opening or groove. Edge weld results are calculated for all mesh nodes on the intersecting edge of the terminated part. Results are calculated with respect to a local coordinate system established at each node as shown in the figure. Weld size is demonstrated in the following image. For fillet weld, the weld size is the distance from the root to its toe and weld throat is the minimum distance from the root of the weld to the face of the weld. For groove weld, the weld size is the width of the weld coverage and weld throat is the depth of the groove filled with weld. The…

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How to create a Jog in a SOLIDWORKS Weld Symbol Leader

SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol

In this post I will show you how to create a SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol. This is one of those neat options that can help a lot especially when dealing with complex drawings. Usually there are a lot of dimensions, notes, balloons and so on; and fitting all of that information into your drawing views can be challenging. One of the most common symbols in mechanical drawings is the weld symbol. The weld symbol feature has several options available. You can add a jog to your weld symbol while you are adding it to your drawing or after placing it in a view. Inserting a SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol When you start the weld symbol command in SOLIDWORKS, it opens with the “Weld Symbol Properties” dialog. At the bottom left corner of the dialog box there is a check box called “Use multi jog leader” that you can…

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