This feature starts with a hole that is then slotted out and then patterened down one side and mirrored to the other side of the part. In the past the quantity was always just typed in but now that I am doing all the drawings myself I am trying to automate as much as possible and have run into a few oddities as I am doing so.
When I use %QC I get the quantitiy down one side.
When I do %QA I get the quantity of the whole part -2?
When I do %QP I get the quantity of the whole part -2?
This doesn't make sense to me, what am I missing?
SE ST10 MP10
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They are called out for the same reason number of holes is called out, people suck at counting and miss stuff that isn't obvious. On one of our last jobs a part like this made it to final assembly before someone noticed the V-slots were not there.
My intent is to have master models with master drawings that just require me to update an excel sheet to spit out a new product but I just keep getting hung up on stupid hitches like this that seem to require manual input due to buggy or incomplete features.
Gotcha! If you are still laying out parts with blue die and a scribe, like they did 60 years ago, then I see the need for counts. In the age of CNC machines, and importing dxf into programming software, this seems like a waste of time, from my point of view.
Once again, sorry to jack your post, and thanks for not sending me off to be hung...................