The aim of our work is to compare the results of a virtual model to measure heat transfer data for butt welded joints. The primary goal is to compare real-time measured temperature with the software simulated data. The virtual model is a copy of the real product, technically a virtual prototyping process is examined. Prior to any production process such as joining by butt welding, real process parameters are tested on the model and later by experiments. In the case of many parts, the joining process is a key technology, where knowledge of the thermal effects of welding on the microstructure in the heat affected zone and the joint are vital.