Size of components in BOM

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Hello,

As we get material, item no., Author, etc directly by using columns of BOM. Can we get sizing of the components directly into the BOM?

 

Thanks and Regards,

Ashish Sarode

8 REPLIES

Re: Size of components in BOM

Phenom
Phenom

Hi Ashish:

 

You will need to store the size of the components in the part files as variables and expose them.

These exposed variables for the size can then be displayed in the BoM columns.

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Size of components in BOM

Creator
Creator

Sheet metal has the "Flat_Pattern_Model_CutSizeX and Y" already generated....everything else is what @Tushar said...

Re: Size of components in BOM

Genius
Genius

If you are in a position where I am where the flat pattern stuff doesn't work you can also give this macro a shot by one of the board members here  hawcad. This program can do a ton of things like give you the x, y, z sizes of an object which works for me where the flat pattern didn't due to us having beveled edges for the plasma burnout table. (the bevels cause odd lengths shorter than the intended should be)

 

http://cadcam-consult.com/files/Solid_Edge/Hauptmass.zip

 

instructions

http://cadcam-consult.com/Files/Solid_Edge/2015-07-30_1637.swf

 

 

If you have any questions about the program I am sure hawcad would be willing to answer as he has been very friendly and helpful and is a common forums user.

Re: Size of components in BOM

Phenom
Phenom

Hallo,



and thanks for that generous laurels, You scattered

 

And Yes, if there are any questions to the "main_dim" macro, don't hesitate to ask.

 

The instructions and comment text within the INI file (and this is the place everthing could be defined) should be self-explanatory, at leats most of the time.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Size of components in BOM

Phenom
Phenom

Hi nanan,


forgot to ask:

 

the issue with beveled edges, is this something the macro is the problem?

I haven't understand complete what the problem might be.

 

Can You explain it a little more detailed?



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Size of components in BOM

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer
Hello sir,

Please guide me for exposing the variables and how to get the same in BOM.



Thanks and Regards,

Ashish Sarode

Re: Size of components in BOM

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,



have You had a look into the INI file and were youo able to watch the video?

 

Following those hints should make You able to strat sing this macro.

 

All definitions are done within the INI file,

so how many variables You want to use, how they are named and in which order might the come into the main dimension property.

Also how this property should be named.

Which delimiters are used between single entries and so on.

Should single main diemsnions be exposed too or not?

 

Walk through the sections of the ini and make Your definitions.

 

If You start the macro as it is and no dimension or variable exisit, then the enclosing box dimenisons will be used

 

Give a try and You will find how to use it according to Your specifications.

 

 

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Size of components in BOM

Phenom
Phenom

Hi Ashish:

 

The variable can be exposed by checking ON the box in the Expose column in the variable table.

To display the variable table, right-click in an empty graphics area in the part environment.

 

~Tushar