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Using BOM template with bounding box values for a sheet metal

Question asked by H. C on Jun 14, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2016 by Kevin Chandler

Before i try to find a solution to use the bounding box values in BOM so that those values would be updated with the rebuild command.

When i looked for the solution i could not find one.

Maybe someone else found it already, but i am posting my solution anyway.


I add "material" and "dimension" to the "weldmentproperties.txt"(found on the path used on options>File locations>Weldment Property File), so that i can add them to the cut list and change the value to a string that uses the propertie i need.

The "material" value is ""SW-Sheet Metal Thickness@@@Cut-List-Item1@Part1.SLDPRT"mm sheet" and this shows "#mm sheet".

The "dimension" value is ""SW-Bounding Box Width@@@Cut-List-Item1@Part1.SLDPRT"x"SW-Bounding Box Length@@@Cut-List-Item1@Part1.SLDPRT"" and this shows ###x### that represents the outer dimensions of the sheet metal.


Then i needed to find a way to use this without having to add those values to the cut list in each new sheet metal i create, but the sheet metal cut list is only available to change when the sheet metal feature is added.

To solve this i create a new part, added a sheet metal, add the values to the cut list and save as template, that i use for a new sheet metal part.


Hope this helps someone.



This last solution i use doesn´t help me when, for instance, i insert a new part into an assembly, because the template is the default part and not the sheet template i create. And i have to keep this because when creating a new part it could become a sheet metal or a weldment part or something else.

So i need to change the cut list template so that when i create a new part and then add a sheet metal feature the cut list that is added would have the values i need there, has it happens when i add a structure weldment feature.


Can anyone help me with this?


Thank you