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masor
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Inventor - Sheetmetal

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08-19-2011 10:59 AM

How do I get, flat pattern length and width, information from an assembly of sheetmetal parts so I can use them in an excel document?

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Re: Inventor - Sheetmetal

08-19-2011 12:00 PM in reply to: masor

Open the sheet metal part.. click flat pattern button, right click on the flat pattern icon in the model browser and select "extents". These numbers will be correct assuming you have kfactors,etc.. setup correctly.

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Re: Inventor - Sheetmetal

08-19-2011 12:17 PM in reply to: masor

Thats fine manually, but how do I get it automatically into parts list from an assembly.

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Re: Inventor - Sheetmetal

08-19-2011 12:30 PM in reply to: masor

Hi masor,

what version of Inventor are you using?

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Inventor - Sheetmetal

08-19-2011 12:57 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

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Re: Inventor - Sheetmetal

08-19-2011 01:14 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Open your sheet metal parts

Create a new custom property and give it a name

The type should be Text

In the value for the flat pattern width put

=<SHEET METAL WIDTH>

and in the value for the flat pattern length put

=<SHEET METAL LENGTH>

hit ok.

Open you drawing..edit the parts list.. go to column chooser. make a new property and type in exactly what you named the custom property.. repeat for the the other property.

 

and you only need to do it in 1 part.. then you can use design assistant..tools..copy design properties to copy those newly created custom properties to all your other open sheet metal parts.

 

You can add this same stuff to your sheet metal template and it will always be there so you don't have to keep creating the custom properties for each new sheet metal part.

 

 



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