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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.