Is there any way to manipulate the properties of a certain part so that it will only count that part as a fraction in the BOM instead of a full part?
For example, if I cut a part in half and I am only using half of that part, I'd like the BOM QTY. to show 0.5 instead of 1, without having to manually change the BOM.
My dilemma is that when I do drawings with PVC plumbing, we use a lot of nipples that have to be cut in half. I worked around it by creating a new config and doing this (for ex):
Nipple PVC 2 x 6" Cut in Half
Nipple PVC 2 x 12" Cut to 5"
But now my boss wants me to do this instead:
Nipple PVC 2 x 6"
Nipple PVC 2 x 12"
But of course I have to manually change the QTY. Is there any way solidworks can do this automatically? Any help would be appreciated.