AutoCAD Inventor :: Show Fillet Welds Between Bar And Curved Surface?

Mar 23, 2012

 I need to show fillet welds between the bar and the curved surface.  There is a small gap there (3/8" bar against 2 3/4" O.D. tube) and IV and neither groove or fillet weld works. How to show the weld?

I am using IV2009.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Filling Irregular Corners With Weld - Overlap Groove Welds With Fillet Welds

Jan 14, 2013

Using Inventor Professional 2013

In the attached assembly, I would like to fill the four corners (see Figure 1) with weld to make one smooth bead around the perimeter of the end cap rather than using fillet weld to lay down four linear beads along the edges. I accomplished this with a groove weld (see Figure 2). However, problems occurred (pasted below) when I attempt to weld this piece to a surface.

Error message:

" Create Weld Feature: problems encountered while executing this command.
example.iam: Errors occurred during update
Fillet Weld 3: Could not build this Fillet Weld feature
The attempted operation had problems trimming and discarding faces. Try with different inputs."

When I had the four original fillet weld beads, I could fillet weld this part to a surface no problem (see Figure 3). When I switched it to a groove weld to get the desired corner appearance, I get errors. I tried to mess around with the tick boxes in the groove weld dialog box to try to fix the problem but nothing worked.

Ultimately, my problem can be solved if I could simply fill the corner gaps without using the groove weld command. This would eliminate the errors associated with fillet welding over groove welds.

Let me know if the attached files do not work. This is my first time uploading an assembly and its associated part files.

Figure 1: Corner with fillet welds (need to fill that gap)

Figure 2: Corner with groove weld (gap filled)

Figure 3: Fillet welded (concave) to plate. Still need those corners filled.

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