How do I make a configured weldment profile? Apparently it takes more than just creating configurations. My sketch has 2 dimensions (I'm making a Flat Bar profile).
I would use a design table to create them, much quicker and easier to manipulate.
I will take a look at this option too, thanks!
Will this make it easier to organize the list of configurations in the order I want them to display?
There has been nice enhancement with those list display in 2016.
What kind of order you're looking to display?
I'd like to keep the list in order according to part size. See below. If I add a new size (configuration) later, I don't want it to show up at the bottom of the list.
1 x 1/4
1 x 3/8
1 x 1/2
1-1/4 x 1/4
1-1/4 x 3/8
1-1/4 x 1/2
The list should display based on the size.
Brandon Zeone wrote: I'd like to keep the list in order according to part size. See below. If I add a new size (configuration) later, I don't want it to show up at the bottom of the list. Example list:1 x 1/41 x 3/81 x 1/21-1/4 x 1/41-1/4 x 3/81-1/4 x 1/2
Brandon Zeone wrote:
As Deepak said, the list will be in alpha/numeric order. And if you'll have some larger than 9 be sure to put a zero in front of the smaller ones. And as you can see, mine are decimal instead of fractions since you can't use the slash ( / ) in a configuration name.
There isn't anything else to the creation of the configuration. The only difference comes when adding the profiles to the file locations. You have to make sure it is located the correct number of folders deep. For a non configured profile it is the Top Level folder (Iso for example) then a second level folder for type (square bar) then all the the part files are placed under this folder. For a configured profile you only have the top level folder and the part file would be called square bar and the third drop down would be the configured sizes. Hope this makes sense.
To start off you have to have the file correctly saved as a .sldlfp file. After that, you can configure dimensions just like you would in a Part file. Next, your folder structure has to be set up correctly. See #8 at Frequently Asked Forum Questions for more information on both. Please reply back to let me know if this answers your question, or if you need more help. I don't have very many of the configured weldment files, but I can share one of them here if you think it would help.
Thanks everyone, my problem was the file location! Now I can't get the configuration specific material to show up. I'd like to list the flat bar size in the material column in the BOM (example 1-1/4 x 1/4 FLAT BAR). I changed the material in the configuration specific properties to no avail.
Ok, I think I'm on my way to figuring out these profiles. Thanks everyone!
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