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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?