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If I'm reading you correctly, it seems as though you don't understand that Weldments are actually multi-bodied parts, and not assemblies. The Cutlist, although similar to a BOM, is just a special form of a SW table, and does not work exactly the same way as a BOM. Any multi-bodied.sldprt file can be saved as a .sldasm file, however, where your separate bodies will show up as in-context created parts. You can then detail your parts as usual, and the weight calculations will be automatic provided your drawing template is properly set up.
it seems as though I did not explain myself cleary. I fully understand that weldments are mutli-body parts and I understand the difference between assemblies and multi-body parts. :-)
The part number for the BOM can be recorded directly in the PM (use config name/filename/user specified) but this value can only be accessed by the BOM table (I think), hence I use the 'partno' property so that I can label the drawings in the way my clients want them.
Having a LH/RH component required two distinct numbers (even if they only have L & R appended) and two models.
The problem lies in the information passed from a parent part to a derived part, in my case the mirrored item. As already said in my first post, getting over the part number was easy. I tried the same technique to get the mass to record but SW left the field blank so, I can not get the derived part to report it's mass in the Mass property field for use in drawings.
I have standard sheets set up that automatically fill in with the correct information taken from the part files properties. However, the derived part does not seem to have it's own information and places literally 'fromparent+' in the drawing instead of the value for mass.
Today I started experiencing the same issue. I insert a part, mirror it, and then the weight in the drawing shows up as 'fromparent+'. Did you ever resolve this issue?
I found the error. Transfer Custom Properties was checked under the Insert Part dialog box.
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No I didn't resolve it. Can't even remember what I did do, probably gave up and manually did everything.
Custom properties and weldments seem to be a mine field if you do anything other than a straight forward frame.