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Keyshot doesn't show my Weld Bead! :(

By Paulo Mendonza on 26 Jun 11:56 3 answers 162 views 1 comment

Does anyone know why my SW Weld Beads doesn't show up in Keyshot?

3 answers

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 3 months ago

    Can you provide more details? I don't use weld beads (ever), but this quick test worked OK.

    SolidWorks 2017. Simple two body part, with weld bead added down a central chamfer.

    Exported the part as a parasolid, read it into Keyshot 6. Three bodies were in the scene tree.


    weld bead.SLDPRT, 76.5 KB
    weld bead.x_t, 20.2 KB
  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 3 months ago

    What version of keyshot?
    Try a test and import my parasolid model from above into Keyshot. Does the weld bead show up in the scene tree?

    What version of solidworks?
    I don't recall any changes in how weld beads were created, but I never use them. If you check the solidworks feature tree, are the weld beads solid parts or solid bodies? I'm pretty sure Keyshot will import the surfaces as well, but it might help narrow down the cause.

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