I have a Cut List as shown below.
I created the Custom Property "TOTAL WGT" which I want to be the product of "QUANTITY" X "WEIGHT". How do I enter that in the Value/Text Expression column?
You should do it only in cut list of 2D drawing. Just create a equation with this value. The custom property can´t do equations.
1 - Create a BOM with option 'cut list detailed' checked.
2 - Create a column Total Weight and click on Equation in menu
3 - Create a equation using the options in columns field.
Thanks for the response Durval. I have tried it in the 2D drawings before, but the problem is that when I save the Cut List as a template, it does not keep the formula in the column. I was hoping that formulas could be put in the actual Cut List table, which would later be able to be saved as a template .
The BOM Template will keep the Formula.
Note that i created a BOM with the option the cust list enabled. So the SW would be able to save like as template and keep the formula. If it doesn´t work, it is very strange. I have tested in my machine.
You discover while i was writing.
Sorry, I did not read your post carefully - you used a BOM template. I will have to try that. However, using the Cut List template, the TOTAL WGT column will not keep the formulate in the template - I just tried it again.
I did create a BOM cut list, populated the formulas in the Total Weight column and save to a new template.
When I created a new BOM the formulas did not come through, the column was empty.
I am using Solidworks 2015 SP5.
It shouldn´t be happening. I have tested in my machine and this works normally. Sometimes, equations doesn´t work due the KB3072630 (Windows update). You should check if this update was installed in your machine.
KB3072630 is not installed on my computer. I will try again when we update to 2017 in the next few weeks. Meanwhile I decided we will use the standard cut list with the total length instead of the total weight.
However, there is an anomaly with this (I think). The total length for the FB5"x0.50 is repeated twice, item 4 and item 5, and is the global total. You would think that each instance would have at total, in other words 12" for item 4, and 25 7/8" for item 5. Though maybe others WOULD rather see the global total.
Could you share this file? Then i can evaluate this behavior better.
Hi Durval,I have attached the weldment model and the drawing.
I put a Cutting List Table on the drawing along with a BOM/Cutting List Table
In my machine.
Contact your reseller. They can open a SR to investigating deeper what could be happening. The equations is right and the BOM also.
Which version of Solidworks are you using?
I have tested in 2016 but in 2015 the equation works too.
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