One of the most obvious things that an engineer would need for ordering purposes is a function that outputs a materials order list for weldment stock at the top level. I can't find it, please advise.
This has been a long-standing issue. I assume it's because of the existence of multi-body Parts, and the option to have multiple materials in those multi-body Parts. As far as I know the only way to list Material in a BOM is to choose the "Indented" option, which will add an extra row for each Part, which of course doubles the length of a BOM (I guess more than doubles it if the Assembly contains multi-body Parts.
Hi Glenn! Thanks for the info. Currently the weldment cut list contains every piece of information needed for each weldment, (when total length tallies correctly or even shows in the custom properties) but most of our top level assemblies contain lots of individual weldments, often containing some of the same materials. At the top level SW refuses to provide a weldment cutlist and the BOM contains parts unrelated to weldments. As a result the engineer has no choice but to export the weldment cutlist from each subassembly into a spreadsheet, manually add the materials for each subassembly, recombine and hope they didn't miss anything or make any mistakes when submitting an order list to the steel vendor. All this seems absurd when SW already knows every single bit of information about every single weldment structure for the entire top level assembly. Seems to me that anyone who does weldments would require and expect a top level cutlist function.
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