12 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2014 12:33 PM by Jeremy Feist

    fractional quantity

    Terry Kim

      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