I have been working on trying to link the cut-list properties to the drawing while keeping the property generic so a macro can easily enter the info without adding a lot of extra lines (Not a macro expert). I found out away to do this; just not sure if its a bug or actual feature (meaning its there by design). I am running 2019 SP5, and was hoping someone using 2020, can see if this is a bug or a feature?
If MyPart.sldprt is my parts file name, then MyPart.SLDPRT has always been needed to link the cut-list to the part file. I found that MyPart in the MyPart.sldprt can be anything (just cannot be blank,"LENGTH@@@Cut-List-Item1@.SLDPRT" will not work). Meaning, if I file name is MyPart, and I enter the Test as my part name, ("LENGTH@@@Cut-List-Item1@Test.SLDPRT") it will automatically change to the file name.
To try it out, just enter Length (Property Name), Text (Type), and n (Value / Text Expression) then just hit OK to close the window. Then just go right back into the properties window and it should be changed to "LENGTH@@@Cut-List-Item1@Part2.SLDPRT" automatically. On thing to look out for, if you do not enter Length (Property name) correctly, the value will not stay when you close and reopen. I am referring to capitalization specifically and spelling.
This dove tails into the other cut-list properties, material, description, quantity, total length; even sheet metal properties as well.
Can someone else try this in 2020 and see if its reproachable? I would love to add one line of code to my macro that assigns my properties. This way I can now have the cut-list info on the PDM BOM excel export without taking the time to enter the length, description, quantity, etc for each file.