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Wrong weldment length

Question asked by Alex Lachance on Jan 12, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2019 by Alex Lachance



For some time I have been trying to figure out what is wrong with SolidWorks. Whenever I do a weldment that requires a bending, if I add a chamfer onto the edges of the part, the weldment table in the drawing will show the wrong length(Total length minus the total of chamfer length).


Do not suggest me to do it using the flex feature as it makes SolidWorks unable to calculate the weldment's length.


Here are a few screenshots to display it to you. Note that it is done within two features, one for the bent version and the other for the unbent version, being calculated by the length of each segment.


Both version need to be able to show the correct length, I know one is made using an extrusion instead of a weldment profile but it gives the same result.


Here is when I have the chamfer on the bent part. Wrong length displayed:


Here is when I remove the Chamfer, length displays correctly:


Attached is the part, if any of you want to have a look at it.