Note: The Weld Symbols program is
included in the Base package of
AutoSD Steel Detailing.
AutoSD Weld Symbols has a dialog box interface
that allows you to create the entire weld symbol before placing it on your
drawing. Each specific symbol may be saved for reuse, revising the previous
symbol to create new ones. Welding Symbols are based on AWS specifications with
complete control over every aspect of each symbol. The Settings dialog allows
you to specify the physical properties for the various symbol components. A
"weld window" within the dialog box displays the weld type selected and is
updated as each component is selected when creating the weld symbol. You may
attach user defined labels and notes directly from within the built-in edit
boxes. Standard notes for pre qualified welds are built in for easy note
To create a weld symbol, you will select the properties from the a dialog box.
Various supplemental welding symbols can be added to the main weld types,
including: All Around, Field Weld, Melt Through, Back or Backing, Consumable
Insert and Joint With Backing. Each weld symbol can be labeled according to its
type. Labeling is provided for both arrow and other sides of the welding symbol.
A contour and finish symbol may be added to each type of weld. Contour types
available include: Concave, Convex and Flush. Finish symbols may be selected for
The finishes available are: Chipping, Grinding, Hammering, Machining and
Your own reference text may be typed in or you may select a predefined reference
note. Up to three reference notes may be used on one weld symbol. Add parts of a
weld symbol to an existing weld symbol already in the drawing. Add a leader to
an existing weld symbol. Settings configuration provides access to the
properties which may be changed and saved as an AutoSD Weld Symbol
configuration. These settings include: Layer for the symbol and text, Arrow
Block and Size for the leader, Text Style and Size for the labels and notes,
Colors for the symbol and text and Scale Factor. You can allow multiple leaders
and rotate the weld symbol. You can save, delete or restore a weld symbol and
all of the characteristics that are specific to the weld.