Figure 3-45.Weld symbols applied to reference line.
Figure 3-46.Specifying weld locations.
Figure 3-47.Arrowhead indicates beveled plate.
symbol is only part of the information required in the
welding symbol. The term welding symbol refers to the
total symbol, which includes all information needed to
specify the weld(s) required.
Figure 3-45 shows how a weld symbol is applied to
the reference line. Notice that the vertical leg of the weld
symbol is shown drawn to the left of the slanted leg.
Regardless of whether the symbol is for a fillet, bevel,
J-groove, or flare-bevel weld, the vertical leg is always
drawn to the left.
Figure 3-46 shows the significance of the positions
of the weld symbols position on the reference line. In
view A the weld symbol is on the lower side of the
reference line that is termed the arrow side. View B
shows a weld symbol on the upper side of the reference
line that is termed the other side. When weld symbols
are placed on both sides of the reference line, welds must
be made on both sides of the joint (view C).
When only one edge of a joint is to be beveled, it is
necessary to show which member is to be beveled.
When such a joint is specified, the arrow of the welding
symbol points with a definite break toward the member
to be beveled. This is shown in figure 3-47.
Figure 3-48 shows other elements that may be
added to a welding symbol. The information applied to
the reference line on a welding symbol is read from left
to right regardless of the direction of the arrow.
In figure 3-48, notice there are designated locations
for the size, length, pitch (center-to-center spacing),
groove angle, and root opening of a weld. These loca-
tions are determined by the side of the reference line on
which the weld symbol is placed. Figure 3-49 shows
how dimensions are applied to symbols.