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Populating Weldment Cutlist Using Extruded Bodies Not Structural Members

Question asked by Ethan Smith on Mar 19, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 19, 2019 by Matt Peneguy

Hello all, cut lists seem to be popular questions but I didn't see my specific question asked. Here it is.

 

I do a lot of cabinetry/construction work and use Solidworks to model projects. I have a set of "Lumber" structural members (2x4, 2x6, 2x8, etc) and don't have issues populating my Cut List table when I use those. However, much of my work is using nominal plywood or MDF of various thicknesses, length and width. For example, lets say I make a cabinet box with a back, two sides, top and bottom. My Cut List will recognize that there are three parts, two of which have the same XYZ dimensions.

 

Item 1 - Back

Item 2 - Side, Side

Item 3 - Top, Bottom

 

My question is, how do I get the XYZ to actually populate? I don't necessarily care about appearance or perfection I just want numbers to appear.

 

For example:

 

Item 1 - 20x16x0.75

Item 2 - 0.75x10x20

Item 3- 16x0.75x10

 

Would be adequate.

 

Thanks!

 

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