NormandC wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:53 pm
problem is, it creates problems when you create blueprints.
No doubt about that; this is only intended for rendering/realism as far as I can see. No intention of weld-specification only weld-location.
Note the title "Simulated Weld".
Last time I saw welds spec.d in drawings was in an antique 2D-CAD product called CADDS from a company called COMPUTERVISION (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computervision
) and these contained specification for pre-heat, type of weld-rod, penetration, inspection-criteria, x-ray verification, weld passes, weld architecture (for instance: five passes over three passes over lowest pass), chamfer/bevels spec.s etc, etc., etc. Ive seen plenty of fine-looking welds completely removed by grinder. This is a serious chore when the weld is 30 to 40mm deep.
A fabrication shop where I worked part-time a very long time ago employed SET-UP guys. Thats what I did. Read prints, burn shapes out of steel/alum/alloys, cut-up stock, drill holes, bevel edges, and tack into place. Then the "Welders" would burn-stick (as they called it) for the next several days following someone elses instruction.
But these renderings make it easy for picturing a completed part; especially when the welder can barely read a print and requires a single pass!