I was wondering if someone could help me (or write me) a macro. I work with sheet metal and am a fabrication engineer and for every print that we make there is always a flat pattern (for sheet metal) so that the guys on the break press know how and where to make the bends and the laser operator knows how big of a sheet is necessary to make the part (also used for nesting obviously). We always have to manually add the flat pattern view, add reference dimensions to the extremes in the x and y direction and then add a block annotation (pre-made). My hope is to have a macro do the following:
Create a bounding box
Reference the x and y lengths of that bounding box and add a parenthesis on both of those dims (reference dim)
Dimension to each bend line
Add a pre made block below the drawing view in the centroid of the drawing
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am versed in MATLAB but I have not yet learned VB so for you coders I really need some assistance! Thanks!
Also, it would be useful if it could detect multiple flat pattern views on the drawing sheet and do the same for each respectively.