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Adding dimensions together in cut list properties

Question asked by Fernando Castellanos on Jul 9, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2015 by Kevin Chandler

Hey guys,

 

So I've been wondering this for a while now.

 

I have a part (highlighted in blue) which takes its shape from a reference sketch in an assembly (i.e. it's been modeled top-down) see IMG1 and IMG2.

The overall length and width of the assembly are 2771mm and 1150mm respectively (IMG3) and because the part covers all of the ouside then it will also have these dimensions.

 

This part has been modeled as a sheet metal part (so that I could grab its length, height and width properties automatically from the cut list).

I know for a fact that I will need to use two sheets of material, or more, to make it because it's over sized (standard sheet sizes are 2400 x 1200 x thickness mm).

 

When I open my cut list, it tells me that the bounding box length of the part is 2534.7mm and the bounding box width is 1000 mm (IMG4). The width is correct (the width in this case is the height of the part). When the part is flattened, the pattern is in fact 2534.7mm (IMG6). However, if I measure sections one by one, the back flange is 2077 mm and the front flange is 456 and the arc length is 1090 mm (IMG5).

 

How can I get the overall true length of this part? Or, better yet, is there a way I could add the reference dimensions (in grey) together in a length property in my cut list? (i.e. add 2077 + 456 + 1090 mm to give me the total)

 

Hope this all made sense

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