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Multiply quantity in cut lists

Question asked by Chad Huleatt on May 15, 2019
Latest reply on May 16, 2019 by Chad Huleatt

CustomTools has the ablility to add the per job quantity to drawings when you batch print etc. This is very useful, especially when you have parts that are used in several different sub assemblies of a large assembly.


To make this work, you just put a $PRP:"Quantity" note on your drawing, and during the batch print process it temporarily writes the per job qty of that part to the custom properties of the part, then deletes it again.


Many of the parts in my assembly are created using weldments, and the drawings have cut lists. I'd like to be able to multiply the cut list qty by "$PRP:"Quantity".


Lets say I have an assembly that contains [6] of part A, and part A contains [3] of body B, when I make a drawing for part A, with a weldment cut list, I want to add a Total Quantity column, Total Quantity of body B would be [18]


It seems that in a weldment cut list, I can't add custom properties, only weldment cut list properties.


Does anyone have any advice on this, suggestions? Before you ask, I need to use multibody parts for my designs. There are so many advantages to multibody parts, especially with weldments, that I can't implement a 1 part = 1 body rule, although this would solve the problem mentioned above.