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fractional quantity

Question asked by Terry Kim on Oct 7, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 7, 2014 by Jeremy Feist

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):

 

PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

  1. QTY.

PL-416

Nipple PVC 2 x 6" Cut in Half

7

PL-536

Nipple PVC 2 x 12" Cut to 5"

1

 

But now my boss wants me to do this instead:

 

PL-416

Nipple PVC 2 x 6"

3.5

PL-536

Nipple PVC 2 x 12"

0.5

 

But of course I have to manually change the QTY.  Is there any way solidworks can do this automatically?  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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