Weld Add ( Drawing Editor > F6 )

Tool summary :

  • Draws a weld symbol that shows user-configurable "arrow side" and "other side" weld specifications.
  • Weld symbols are, by default, plotted using drawing pen ' 1 ' (which appears as white in the Drawing Editor ). Drawing pen ' 1 ' is, by default, set up to plot a line that is black and 0.25 mm wide. A line color and line thickness for plotting is applied to each of the seven Drawing Editor drawing pens in Line Weights . When an object such as a weld symbol is plotted, its pen number sets the object's plotted line thickness.
  • See the step-by-step instructions .

Also see :

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   Step-by-step instructions :

The following instructions assume that you are using a 3-button mouse, that User and Site Options > General > " Point location target " is set to ' Fancy ' ( ), and that you use mouse bindings similar to those shown in these illustrations.

Before using this tool:

  • On the layer selection tool , select the drawing layer that you want to add the weld symbol to. This step is optional because you can change the drawing layer on the Weld Edit window, in step 3.
  • Unshorten a member detail before adding a weld symbol if you want Detail Members to later be able to correctly preserve ' User-created ' annotations. For best accuracy in any type of Drawing Editor drawing, you can count on measurement tools such as Dimension Add or Ruler or Construction Line Add using BSCL to reliably produce precise and consistent results in an unshortened drawing.
  • To set the defaults for the to-be-added weld symbol(s) to be those of an existing weld symbol, double-click the existing weld symbol, then press " OK " on the Weld Edit window. This also sets the preview of the weld symbol that is shown in step 2.
1 . Invoke Weld Add .
2 . When the target ( ) is where you want the weld symbol, left-click ( Locate ). INCL is the Locate option used here.
3 . On the Weld Edit window, enter the settings that you want applied to the weld symbol. Press the " OK " button at the bottom of the window to generate the weld symbol.
4 . Left-click ( Locate ) to add a similar weld symbol; middle-click ( Repeat ) to add a duplicate weld symbol; right-click ( Return ) when you are done.

Note 1: To invoke Weld Add :

Method 1 : Click the Weld Add icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Objects -- Weld Symbols ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Objects > Weld Symbols > Add .

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Weld Add can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

Method 6 : With Weld Mode mouse bindings active, middle-click ( Add ).

Note 2: Middle-click ( Repeat ) can be used at the beginning of this operation (in step 2) as well as in step 4. The preview of the weld symbol shows you the last weld symbol that was added or edited in your current Drawing Editor session. It is the weld symbol that you will get if you middle-click ( Repeat ). See above to set the preview to match an existing weld symbol.

bindings , steps 2, 4

Note 3: Right-click ( Return ) in steps 2 or 4 ends the operation.

bindings , steps 2, 4

Note 4: Any weld symbols added using this procedure can be instantly removed (one at a time, in reverse-order of their addition) by using Undo .

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