Slot function in Sheetmetal-auto dimension for drafts?

Genius
Genius

Is there a callout to give the size of slots constructed in sheetmetal? I've searched, and not found an automatic size callout for the slot size for a draft. Rather than enter that information into a callout, figured there must be something that picks that information from the slot command.

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Re: Slot function in Sheetmetal-auto dimension for drafts?

Genius
Genius

I use a saved callout that grabs the Hole size and the overall length from the Slot. Something like:
%HS X %SH
SLOTTED HOLE

 

 

Dale Smith
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
ST9 MP5 - Insight

Re: Slot function in Sheetmetal-auto dimension for drafts?

Phenom
Phenom

What I have been doing is using hole tables for both ends of the slot then add a note that two holes form a slot. This works well for the people who program our turret punch machine. Then they can decide the resolution of punches between the ends.

 

 

Re: Slot function in Sheetmetal-auto dimension for drafts?

Genius
Genius

Modern CNC programming software figures most of that for you. If you are programming by hand, like we did back in the '80's, I could see the value to your addition.

Re: Slot function in Sheetmetal-auto dimension for drafts?

Phenom
Phenom

My company is small. Our punch and plaz are programmed by hand. We are just about to make the jump to nesting software. Another can of worms.