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How to get assembly weight in draft template

Dear All ,

 Can anyone guide , how to get assembly weight in draft template.

For part , we can define a callout but it is not working for assembly.

 

Regards,

Rahul S

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Accepted by topic author adccin4
‎06-02-2016 07:16 AM

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

A callout property with  %{Mass|R1}  will do the trick.

 

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Jan Bos

 

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

Thanks ..Jan_Bos.

It is fine for part weight whereas for assembly , I am not able to get it.

Can u help for assembly.

 

Regards,

Rahul S

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

Working for me.

Rahul: What is the result you get when using @Jan_Bos suggestion ?

 

~Tushar

 

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

I am getting 0 value for assembly.

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Accepted by topic author adccin4
‎06-02-2016 07:15 AM

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

Are the mass properties updated in assembly ?

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

Yeah,after updating the mass proerties it is giving mass.

Thanks for your help.

 

Regards,

Rahul S

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

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I use this for every drawing I do.

 

annotation:

TOTAL WEIGHT: %{Mass/@1|R1}

 

The problem with using R1 is that you must insert the assembly into the drawing first and NEVER delete it. If you happen to delete the first inserted assembly view by mistake there is no way to repair.

 

The work around if that does happen is figure out what R# is the assembly then go edit every piece of annotation that is referring to R1 and edit them to R#. pain in the @#$

 

Also worth note: If you have things in the model you don't want to be part of the weight, occurrence properties can be used to turn weight of objects off.

 

Assembly weights are never updated automatically. Every every edit, you have to go update the physical properties.

Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

Set your template to update on file save, and just hit save to update mass.

 

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Re: How to get assembly weight in draft template

Updating mass on a single part is no problem.

Be aware of using update on file save in case of an ASM. The may cause serious system slowdown in save time.

Keep in mind, the bigger the ASM becomes, the more parts it needs to updated during the save on a top level ASM save....

 

It is better to leave the ASM as it is in default (not selected) and use the physical property manager to update the weight of the ASM on the fly when needed; just before printing, converting to PDF, making a report etc...

This will save you time.

 

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P.S. small sample. One of our recent large ASM has a total of 28303 parts / 685 subassemblies, with a total of 681 unique parts & 137 unique assemblies.

Take each of them 2 second to process (as a sample) and you end with (681 + 137) * 2 = 1636 second, equaling 27 minutes of weight update... That's a lot of coffee to be processed... ;-)

 

 

 

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