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assemblies/surface area/Paint calculations

Question asked by Joseph Ankers on Jan 4, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2011 by Deepak Gupta

Hi guys,

 

If i have an assembly made up for a number of parts, Including Tubes, angles, Flats all welded together.

 

I need to work out the surface area for working out paint/priming costs/requirements.

 

i need this infomation on drawing/ or custom properties.

 

The problem is, If i use the solid works "surface area" it counts the insides of tubes. which do not get painted.

 

I need some way of it only selecting the correct faces - or some generic "outword" facing command.

 

I need this to be automated as we have a large number of assemeblies, we would like to use this on.

 

Anyone got any ideas?

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