Gage size (thickness)
BD (bend deduction)
BA (bend allowance)
I've tried in the past to link to these parameter values. Some are not addressable with standard variable names (BA, K for instance). Unless this has changed recently, I would expect it might take a macro feature to dig these values out of the file. Material thickness is "Thickness@Sheet-Metal1@Part1.SLDPRT"
Steven Miller wrote: Gage size (thickness)BD (bend deduction)K factorBA (bend allowance)
Steven Miller wrote:
If you want your K-Factor and you modeled the part using a K-Factor then try this:
Step 1: Add an equation to the part with the variable "K_Factor" and evaluate it to the value that you want. You can call it anything you want, just make your life easier and stay consistant. Example: "K_Factor" = 0.44
Step 2: Click on Base-Flange1 (the whole part will get highlighted assuming you it's not some crazy multibody part).
Step 3: Zoom in all the way near the origin and you should see your K-Factor value "floating in space" usually labeled as D2.
Step 4: Right click on it (sometimes it's harder than it should be, practice ) and click "link value" and then link it to your equation.
Step 5: Now to reference this value you can just call out "K_Factor@PartName.sldprt"
You could have actually skipped all of this though and just called out "D2@Sheet-Metal1@PartName.sldprt" if you wanted but it's kind of nice this way.
In fact, if you don't want it to be linked to an equation but want to call it something nicer to remember then just perform Steps 2 and 3 and then after right clicking on the dimension, change the name of it in Primary Value. Then you can call it out with "K_Factor@Sheet-Metal1@PartName.sldprt
Note: In my picture the D1: R0.063 is the bend radius defined in Sheet-Metal1. You could do the same steps for this as well. You can actually do it with anything you want.
If you want to have these values as custom properties then that's really easy too:
Open the file's properties: [File] > [Properties]
Click the "Custom" tab.
Enter the following:
Property Name: K_Factor
Value: "K_Factor@PartName.sldprt" or "K_Factor@Sheet-Metal1@PartName.sldprt"
If you set up the equation (Step 1) then you can actually find the parameter in the "value" drop down list.
I take it this works in SW2011?
I don't think the K-Factor shows up as your step 3 in previous versions of SW.
Michael Duncan wrote: Denny,I take it this works in SW2011?I don't think the K-Factor shows up as your step 3 in previous versions of SW. Michael
Michael Duncan wrote:
Oh that's interesting... I thought it worked in at least SW2010 as well.
You're right...this is a new feature in 2011 only...
Bring on SP3 & I'm right in there
Michael Duncan wrote: Bring on SP3 & I'm right in there Michael
But I just rolled out SP2 two days ago, and SP1 in December...
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