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Sheet metal bounding box table problem

Question asked by Andrew McIntyre on Nov 23, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 27, 2016 by Andrew McIntyre

Hi all,

 

I've got a problem with sheet metal bounding box in a drawing table that I cant seem to solve. I have a series of panels which are all the same width, but the height increases from one panel to the next. I'm using the bounding box width and length to call this out in a table, but Solidworks is putting some of the 'width' dimensions into the 'height box for panels where the height is less than the width. We use the same drawing, but with different widths and heights constantly for different jobs, and I don't want to have to manually type this information in every time.

 

For example:

The current width for all panels is 1155.5mm, but the bounding box flips the dimensions if the height is less than 1155.5, and puts the height into the width callout in the drawing (i.e. 1011.1mm). I want 1155.5 to be in all rows for the width column.

 

I've tried to change the parameters in the cut list properties of the part, but it gets a bit messy when the part changes so often.

 

Does anyone have a solution to this?

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