is it possible to generate a cutlist in metres and not in mm without changing your unit of measure in document properties?
A way of accomplishing this would be to create a template cut list with a new column that had the formula of the "cut length"/1000. Which would give you it in m. You could use this template as and when required.
I was thinking about the same solution. But i can't get it to work. Table template does not "remember" modified column (with equation). Everytime when i try to load saved template the column is just empty.
Here is something you might be able to play with, you will have to take it further though. At least worth the look.
Add member length to cut list description
This might be a work around for you.
Use meters for your units so it will adjust your BOM then highlight all your dimensions and override them to millimeters (or whatever units for your dwg.)
If you your dynamic highlight doesn't just pick up dimensions use f5 and filter dimensions so its easier on you.
I would think SW would eventually update this somehow with either being able to select the column units in the BOM or in the document settings cause a lot of people want the same thing you do.
This would revert every time you open the document in future.
As far as the custom properties ,
This would be for a total length of an extr-not a single part of extrusion, our Proj Managers use it to order in lengths and they prefer the measurement in M.
I just used "override units" and saved the file. It opened back up with the overridden units. You get something else?
Because you have changed your document properties to m,
which changes your dims which you then over ride to read as mm.
The next time you change your document properties to mm for your furture drawings and then decide to open up that old drawing will the document properties not update and be incorrect?
I'm sorry I am having difficulty understanding you but I'll add this.
Your Part has Document properties and its own unitsYour Drawing has Document properties and its own units.
I can make a mm unit drawing of an inch part, they are not linked in units. So if you make that one drawing overridden units it has no effect on others. I feel, however, I am missing something important your trying to do.
gm Ben - What I would do here is set up a drawing with the assembly that you need to collect the info from and create a custom BOM to save out as an Excel file and then add a column from there, the only thing I would do is add a big note on the drawings to save out the custom Excel file with every revision. That should be fairly quick to do....
Will these values be linked or manually inserted?
The BOM would loose it's link as soon as you save it to Excel, that is why you would need to have a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure), cover the revision update information. As soon as the assembly is changed you would need to re-save out the excel file.
Use a Bill of Materials, instead of a cut list. Set the BOM to indented -> Flat numbering -> Detailed Cut list.
Then dissolve the main part.
This will allow you to set an equation for the column to display the units as Meters.
this could work for a small weldment.
Part Units mm
Drawing Units mm
create a global variable for each dim needed (more difficult to do in a larger weldment)
use this GV in the Cutlist properties, add units
now you can add a Column to the Cutlist for the Property( Template)
This is just a quick test part with only one Member, may require some playtime to make it work for all members.
Use a BOM rather than the cut list and set a column up with length in m then add the equation. then when the BOM is correct you could hide the mm column and save as (new title)
Bom's should save the equation, as you have found out weldment cut list don't save the equations.
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