4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2018 1:13 PM by Dan Aninaru

    How to get a bom w/ dimensions, coming from parts "in context assy"

    Dan Aninaru

      This is me again, good evening

      In other words have to get dimensions one by one  manually and this 24 times 

      as in picture bellow. Is this another way to get this spending less time ?

      Am I on the right way ? doing this (by hand), instead you'll have something to show me and not using my old fashioned (may be) method.

      Again, why the system setup wich is in in fractions, come in decimals?. Where do I have to look for this?

       

       

      BOM catching dimensions.jpg

       

      thank you

        • Re: How to get a bom w/ dimensions, coming from parts "in context assy"
          Solid Air

          I cannot help you with the fractions; I only use decimals (although it looks like the values must be over 12 inches before it displays the values in feet-inches).

           

          For your first question, if your dimension names are the same for all 24 parts you can copy and paste the 3 rows between models.  Of course a macro could be written to do the work.

            • Re: How to get a bom w/ dimensions, coming from parts "in context assy"
              Dan Aninaru

              Solid Air,

              I repeat the context: 

              I intend to have a BOM starting from parts that are created by "Insert new part" . Doing this, I need to catch dimensions (3) in each part individually as described in the picture, because I want to have these 3 dimensions in the Bom. All parts are linked to the assembly master sldasm file, in any case I hope.

               

              The questions was If I have to do this for each part individually ? (the parts are different). Is not about doing 24 times the same part (as in the picture) but for each of them to spend time cliking 3 times at least in graphic area and 3 times in  Summary Information table under named custom column (wich is in File proprietes and system info).

               

              So that was my question if it is not other way catching all of these part more automatically, (may be have a new template when insert new part, already associates withs these dimensions values).

               

              How the experts do this?, do they like me, any parts the same way ? (I am not en expert). If they do this, I have got my answer (I'm expert now) and I did not skipped any other important trick without my knowledgement. And I'm like a pro.

               

              SW 2012 release for now

            • Re: How to get a bom w/ dimensions, coming from parts "in context assy"
              Elmar Klammer

              Hi Dan,

               

              Select the dimension in the model and check if "override units" is set. This will keep the dim at decimal if your doc props are at fractions.

              Also check your rounding fractional settings & decimal rounding.

               

              • Re: How to get a bom w/ dimensions, coming from parts "in context assy"
                Matt Peneguy

                Also, you can look into Custom Property Tab Builder to push those dimensions into your parts.  If you open an assembly with all your parts, you can select them all and push the dimension names to those properties:

                Above, I only have 1 field, but when you create your Custom Property Tab, you can create your 3 fields how you need.