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Sheet metal flat pattern properties and meta data

Question asked by Andrew Chase on Oct 20, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 21, 2016 by Deepak Gupta


I work as a designer in a bespoke machinery workshop, we do a lot in sheetmetal, this means i create a lot of flat pattern drawings which are sent to the laser cutters in dwg format.

I create one laser drawing with all the flat patterns spread out over it.

Each part is a 1:1 scale and has a list of things under it that the laser cutter needs like:

  1. name or description
  2. Material thickness
  3. Material type
  4. Amount we require
  5. material finish

My question is can Solidworks add this information? It already knows the thickness and material type. I have to add this all manually and the chance of a mistake is higher if i don't correctly check it all over. And mistakes have been made on thickness because i typed it in wrong.

Is there a way of selecting this information so i can add it easily?