I have a bent piece of sheet metal and it gives me a flat pattern as expected. I want to be able to link the flat pattern dimensions from the auto-created "Bounding Box" sketch so that I can put shear size on my bill of materials. I tried creating a reference dimension and every other kind of dimension but the option to link this value does not appear. The only other way I think that I could personally do it, is to create a conditional statement on my BOM. This is a last resort and I know that you geniuses out there will know the answer. Im using 2011. My thinking is surely that a program as powerful as SW should have a way for me to link the shear sizes for my metal. As usual any help is appreciated.