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Weldment bounding box in Description?

Question asked by Alex Henry on Aug 20, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2015 by Alex Henry

Hi Weldment/Sheetmetal and cutlist  Fans!


I have a predicament - IN SW 2014 when I use sheet metal in a multi-body weldment I like to show the description as Sheet <n> thickness by the width, and then the length in the "LENGTH" column.


Typically I do this by adding a bounding box to the sheetmetal part then apply that information into the Properties dialog as below. The results are pretty good but I spent up to 5 minutes to get the information into each area by copying and pasting the metadata so that it updates correctly. The issue is I might have 10 or even 50 instances where I have to do this and I can't replicate it to make it easier. Time is the thing we have least of, so I am looking for more automated ways to do things.


My questions are:

1) Is there a better way to do this: Do you use bounding box? Do you customise how the bounding box information is brought in?

2) Is there a way to speed up this process without a creating a macro (although that would also help) so that if creating a bounding box is my task, the info ends up as SHEET Thickness x Width in 1 column, then Length in the last column etc.


Thanks in advance