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Cutting sheets for Factory

Question asked by Lukasz Stanislawski on Feb 11, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2019 by John Stoltzfus


I have a simple question but I wasn't sure which category I should allocate it to.


When we send a production order to the shop floor, we usually attach so called 'cutting sheets'. It is a simple printout from Excel showing what lengths and dimensions are required for given job. That comes along with generic drawing as well.


The downside of this is that customer specifies the required size, and then it is typed in manually to excel in order to get 'cutting-sheet' done. Production employee is working around dimensions given on the cutting-sheet and uses SW drawing as a reference.


I was wondering if I could export these cutting sheets in solidworks and bypass excel.

I know that I can use DriveWorks to export drawings of a given size automatically, however cutting sheet usually has more than 1 size. It is usually about 10 different sizes fitted onto one piece of paper. If I did it with DriveWorks I would have at least 10 drawings.


Do you have any idea how to overcome that?

Please advise me on suitable category of this query.