I use a lot of ''cut to lenght parts'' (tubes, spring,....) and i dont want to create a new part number( and filename) each time i use a new lenght. So i use ajustable part so i can ajust my part the lenght i need when inserting. I then expose the ajustable variable so i can use it in BOM properties. The problem is when i insert the part, the part ajust to the right length but the ajustable variable doesnt change.
In this example, the part FE5-0001 is an ajustable part. The ajustable variable is linear_2. In the part, linear_2 is 50mm but in the assemble, In the assembly linear2 is 63mm but it still shows 50mm. I want 63mm to be usable in BOM so i can determine the quantity. Is there a way to achieve what i want ??
PS. using frames doesnt work cause i have parts that are not extrusions (springs,....)
Can you set the length as a variable with a dimension or a measure variable and use that variable in a BOM column?
Is that "63" dimension not showing in the variable table? Or is it the "Linear_2" name?
You need to add a length column and reference the appropriate variable for it.
My lenght change from an assembly to another so i cant reference a lenght in my part and if i reference a variable from the assembly it wont show in BOM . I could be wrong could you do an example for me plz
I think you are correct. This is harder than it would seem.
IMHO this could be a task for using structure frames.
There You have one cross section part defing the profile and this could be used in every assembly for a different path and curve
Length, cut size etc. are generated for every single occurnce
I use both the frame method and a work around method.
The work around was suggested above. I use the variable name "L" for this.
Sometimes I add L to the drawing as a dimension. Sometimes I re-name the protrusion variable to L.
I already have a column I use for this because my title bock is set up for sheet metal where it displayed flat pattern X. In that column, I also display L and frame cut length. The part should only have one of the three variable to display depending on the type of part.
The problem with this workaround, is that the L you define in your part will stay the same even is your part is ajustable and with a different lenght in another assembly. L is defined at the part level and wont change even if it is ajustable. If you are able to do it id like an example plz