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Cutlist items in BOM

Question asked by 1-6TXHTM on Feb 4, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2015 by Ben D.
I think I know the answer to this but is there a way to include a cutlist in a BOM?

The way we have been modeling our products is to create anything that is welded together as a part. We do alot with weldments and they work great but where we run into problems is with inserted part. We will take our structual members and then insert parts like weld nuts and welded on brackets.

The problem with this is that SW doesn't handle the mates or the inserted parts very well. If we create the structural members as a part then create an assembly to include the other components, the model works great but then we have to create 2 drawings, one for the structural members and one for the rest (which can be as little as 1 or 2 extra parts) in order to get the BOM and the cutlist. Can these be combined on one drawing of the assembly? Is there another way that I am missing?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.