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How to setup the Weldment Cut List for SOLIDWORKS PDM

Article by Justin Williams created/updated October 29, 2017

In this article, we’re going to look at how to setup the weldment cut list to show the quantity and length values in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Weldment Cut List

SOLIDWORKS PDM Weldment Cut List

SOLIDWORKS PDM Weldment Cut List

Quantity

  • Administration Tool > Bills of Materials > Weldment Cut List
    • Add the column ‘QTY’ with the variable <Reference Count (BOM Quantity disregarded)>
Add the column 'QTY' with the variable <Reference Count (BOM Quantity disregarded)>

Add the column ‘QTY’ with the variable

  • Then hit OK.

The Quantity should now be visible;

The Quantity should now be visible;

Length

  • Administration Tool > Variables
    • Create a variable for the length and map it accordingly;
      • Name: Cut List Length (Or whatever you desire)
      • Variable Type: Decimal Number
      • Block Name: CustomProperty
      • Attribute Name: UNIT_OF_MEASURE
      • File Extension: sldprt
Create a variable for the length and map it accordingly;

Create a variable for the length and map it accordingly;

  • Add this new variable to the part card
Add this new variable to the part card

Add this new variable to the part card

  • Add the new variable to the Weldment Cut List BOM
    • Administration Tool > Bills of Materials > Weldment Cut List
      • Add the column ‘Length’ with the variable created (Cut List Length)
Add the column 'Length' with the variable created (Cut List Length)

Add the column ‘Length’ with the variable created (Cut List Length)

  • Hit OK

Now when a part containing a cut list gets checked into the vault, the length and quantity should be visible via the BOM tab in explorer;

Now when a part containing a cut list gets checked into the vault, the length and quantity should be visible via the BOM tab in explorer;

QTY and Length displayed

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