Michael Giesbrecht

New to SW, Using Weldments and Cut Lists

Discussion created by Michael Giesbrecht on Jun 27, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2008 by 1-6TXHTM
OK so my company has been in a transition state between SW and AutoCad for years. We currently have most of our office using AutoCad, and a few of us using SW (or trying to).

We do structural steel.

Most of our drawings have multiple weldments on one sheet (similar weldments grouped on a sheet, or related ones grouped)

for example we might have a removable staircase, its landing, and the handrails for it on one drawing. The cut list would be laid out like this:

1 Stair 200#
a TS 2x2x1/4 5ft 6 1/4" 25#
b ...
c ...
d ...
e ...
f ...
1 Landing 150#
g ...
h ...
k ...
m ...

etc.

I would like to be able to keep a similar format so that our shop doesn't get two completely different drawing formats all the time. Anyway I was using the weldment feature in SW, and producing a cut list, but it will only let me produce a single cut list on one sheet. This means we have to have a separate drawing for every weldment, and that's just not going to work.

Is there a way to do this?

BTW We have SW 2007

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