recently i updated my software to sw2013. since then when i try to overwrite the material in properties in weldments it is not letting me do it. i was able to do it in my sw 2012. can anybody please help me with this.
In the Cut-List, right click the body feature that you want to change it's material and select the "Material" menu.
I think it works the same way as in SW2012...
but the problem is i dont have those materials in the material database of mine. so i use to go to cutlist and then go to properties and change the material in there. ususally i overwrite the material and sw 2012 used to let me do it. but after i upgraded to sw 2013 as soon as i overwrite and try to save it then it goes back to the default material whatever it has. i was wondering if there is any settings that i am not aware of so that it will let me overwrite it again.
I just tried this, and I found that if I don't assign any material to the part at the top level (beneath Equations in the tree) then I can over-ride the Material property with the workflow that you described. If you do assign a material for the part at the top level, but want to over-ride for selected body or bodies, then the only option I know of would be to add that material to your database.
Interesting, I just tried this, but it didn't work for me. Did it remember the entered value after you closed the window and checked it again?
I was able to get it to accept a custom value on the Properties Summary tab, but as soon as I closed the window and came back, it had reverted to the default material.
Yes, it stayed. I even placed a view of the part in a drawing and attached a note that called out the property. The note called out the information I had entered.
I've noticed the same issue with manually overwriting the material in the Cut List. Apparently this is how it was designed to work. I found this in the knowledge base:
Also, here is an SPR related to this that you can vote on:
thanks guys for all your valuable inputs. i had this part weldment made in sw2012 and named all part material and i was able to get the same in bom . but now i made some changes in the sw 2013 in the same part and now it is not letting me over write the material for the new parts that i added. but it let me keep my over written stuff of 2012. this is something that i couldnt figure out.
but thank you all. i still dont want to waste much time on this right now. if i come up with a way to do it later then i will let you guys know.
I have been having the same problem but I cannot edit any properties in the cut list. I can changed them but they revert back to the original.
I never had this issue in sw 2012 , only since updating to sw 2013.It appears to happen mainly when you add a derived part to the weldment.
If you import the costum properties of the derived part it changes all the cut list items to those properties and won't allow editing. I have put in a spr but I won't hold my breath on that ,it's all ready been a couple of months, they don't seem to interested infixing weldment issues.
Any ideas on this would be much appreciated and save me a lot of time. Cheers.
This is how I have been working around this issue. I select "material" property and change it to length, then change the value column to anything except grade. Next I insert a new "material" property line and type in the value (grade) I need. Last step I can now delete the old material property line. I am not sure why, but this works.
i tried it and it dosent work.even in this 2013 version i was able to edit the structural parts material property but when i have something that i used extruded boss then that part it dosent take the material changes. i dont know why but its weired. in 2012 version everything worked. but now only half of it works. hope somebody comesup with some answer to this.
I had the same issue as you and used some of the same work arounds discussed previously. The following works great for me.
Expand the cutlist to show the boss extrude or whatever, RMB, select material from the expnded context material. See Pics below or attached...not sure if they are embedded or not.
That method works fine for material, basically because you are changing the information at the source where the cut list gets it. But I'm having the same issues with properties called "Descrption" and "Length" that we have always just manually filled in. Now it won't let us do that and I'm about to pull me hair out. Is this still unresolved?
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