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Linking Flat Pattern Dimensions

Question asked by Marshall Long on Aug 30, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2020 by Elmar Klammer

Hey guys,


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.