Define Robscan Weld

Defining a robscan weld with the FEMSITE utility.

Before you begin, Setup the FEMSITE Utility.
  1. From the menu bar, click Connectors > FEMSITE > Define Robscan.
    The Rob Scan Data dialog opens.
  2. Using the Select Connectors selector, select input.
    • Choose Nodes to select a node location as input.
    • Choose Connectors to select an exiting connector, for example a connector imported from a connector file.
  3. In the Property ID field, enter an ID to be sent to the FEMSITE executable.
  4. Select a weld pattern.
    The values in the Width, Length, Seam Width, and Gap Size fields are populated after a Weld Pattern has been selected.
  5. Define part search parameters.
    1. For RefMode, choose to use the Property or Part ID as the reference mode for connector assignment.
    2. Using the Select Components selector, select the components that contain the parts to search.
      The RefList field lists the assigned IDs that are found after components are selected.
    3. In the Max number of interactions field, enter the maximum number of connector links to create.
    4. In the Maximum distance field, enter the search tolerance the FEMSITE executable should use for realization.
  6. Define the orientation of the weld.
    1. In the Pattern Orientation Vector (X) fields, enter the triad (x,y,x) and orientation angle.
    2. To reverse both direction inputs, enable the Invert robscan direction (Z) checkbox.
    3. To reverse the pattern orientation, enable the Invert pattern Orientation checkbox.
    4. To preview the orientation of the weld, click ?.
  7. Click Define.