Does anybody knows how to connect weight from Sub-weldment in the cut list.
When I select it in the custom properties, it gives me result 0.0, both, in properties and when I add the cut list on the drawing.
Seems there is no direct way other than filling manually.
Seems like SolidWorks has to work a lot on improving weldment module.
How about raising an ER??
I thought about that.
But wanted to check first if there are some workatround on this issue.
I will come later with more questions, also for weldment module, maybe also can be ER.
Why the need to show weight on a cut list? Are you wanting to show mass rather than weight. People often ask how much you weigh or what is your weight. When we reqpond with our weight in kilograms or stones and pounds we are quoting our mass.
Are you aware that from an engineering perspecitve weight is a force. Some people use the term weight on a drawing when again what they really mean is mass. Personally I think that can be confusing. I prefer to denote it on drawings as mass.
Regardless of whether you call it mass or weight, If you want to display the mass, simply select that properties in the cultist properties window as shown below. In this case I've selected the weight property name and the expression that gives mass for the body. The mass is then displayed.
Mass or weight, it is the same, I agree that it should be Mass, but here in Europe, they agreed to use Weight, so it's standard thing.
Anyway, the thing you sent works perfectly for cut items, but what when you have a sub-weldment inside cut-items?
Enclosed is the screenshot, sub-weldment is highlighted on the model.
Okay, checked the subweldment and found that there is no mass listed by default. It may be becasue on occasions you need to combine bodies that have slightly different masses. Looks like Deepak was correct - again . I do agree that there is still much work that needs to be done on cutlists.
From SW help file:
You create sub-weldments to segment complex weldment models into more manageable entities. Sub-weldments can include any entity listed in the Cut list folder, including structural members, end caps, gussets, weld fillet beads, and structural members trimmed with the Trim/Extend tool.
so, it should combine their masses...
I am wrtting an ER today.
Not sure how that would work because typically the bodies in a cutlist folder are all the same. If you combine different bodies in a subweldment then the properties for each may be diffferent. I would only tend to use subweldments where parts are intended to be the same but for some reason SW puts them in different folders. Interested to hear why you are using the subweldment folders.
Well, I will try to explain with an weldment example.
I am making a model of a CRANE ARM, which is made from few bodies and few subweldments.
My bodies are generated by features.
When I am finished with my model, I fix the configurations, welded and machined. For production, we need to have both drawings. Also, in the cut list, I make subweldments, because those parts must be welded seperatly and then welded on the ARM (main weldment).
Now, I select my welded configuration and run a Macro for exporting (saving) bodies. Macro pulse up a window for each body, where I add custom properties, those properties are also saved inside the PDM.
In case that I have sheet metal parts, I convert them...... If I change something in my weldment, those parts are also updated.... bla bla, you already know that...
In this way, I have no assemblies, much easier to work, organize, make revisions without red and yellow errors, I can also use those parts again in weldments.....
When I am making main weldment drawings I NEED weight of my subweldment inside the cut-list (cut-list is customized as BOM in this case).
Heh, I think you understand why I need it for.
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