The property for 3D-Bounding box area is included on sheet metal parts but not in weldments. Weldment cut list items show the properties of the bounding box thickness, width, length and volume. Why not show the area?
The bounding box area property you are seeing is for the 2D bounding box created by the flat pattern feature. This is different than a 3D bounding box created for weldment items. For structural members (ex. angle), area (there would need to be three properties) would probably be fairly useless (and I am not sure the volume property is far behind). I think I know way you are asking, and even though I highly discourage this, you could make all your flat weldment items out of sheet metal.
I appreciate your response.
I wish to use the bounding box area as the multiplier in my BOM. The multiplier being "x" number of square inches of plate in this case.
I could use the bounding box volume and divide it by the thickness to get the area. But i don't know where to enter that equation since it can't be done in the cut list properties dialogue box. I get the area of normal plate parts, not weldments or sheet metal items, by using formulas in design tables at the part level.
Without seeing exactly what you are trying to do, my suggestions are these.
1) You may be able to use equations to do what you want (I do not use them very much because I still feel the burn from years ago when they did not work very well).
2) Instead of using a cut list bill of materials, use a assembly bill of materials where formulas can be used (to create a cut list BOM from an assembly BOM, you insert it with the indented option and detailed cut list checked).
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