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Weldment Cut Lists

You can use a weldment cut list table to add a BOM-like table for cut, welded structural shapes.

When the first weldment feature is inserted in a part, the Solid Bodies folder is renamed to Cut list to indicate the items to include in the cut list. The icon indicates that the cut list needs to be updated. The icon indicates that the cut list is up-to-date.

Items that appear in the cut list must appear in the Cut list folder at the part level.

The option to automatically organize all of the weldment entities in the cut list is on by default in new weldment parts. To turn it off, right-click Cut list and clear Automatic.

Although the cut list is generated automatically, you manually specify when to update it in a weldment part document. This enables you to make many changes, then update the cut list once.

To update a cut list:

In the FeatureManager design tree of a weldment part document, right-click Cut list and select Update.

The Cut List icon changes to . Identical items are grouped together in Cut-List-Item subfolders. Weld beads are excluded from the cut list. You can select other features to also be excluded.

To exclude a feature from the cut list:

  1. Right-click the feature.

  2. Select Make Weld Bead.

    The next time you update the cut list, the feature is excluded. To include a feature that was previously excluded, right-click and select
    Make Non Weld Bead.

To insert a weldment cut list into a drawing:

  1. In a drawing, click Weldment Cut List  (Table toolbar) or Insert, Tables, Weldment Cut List.

  2. Select a drawing view.

  1. Specify properties in the Weldment Cut List PropertyManager, then click .

  2. If you did not select Attach to anchor point in the PropertyManager, click in the graphics area to place the cut list.

Be sure to trim structural members in the part document so that correct lengths appear on the cut list in the drawing.

To sort a column in a weldment cut list:

Right-click in a column and select Sort, Ascending or Descending.

Configurations

Weldments have two default configurations: Default <As Machined> and Default <As Welded>.

Different states of the same weldment are handled by configurations. The top level is an <As Machined> configuration, and includes machined features such as holes. Underneath the top level is a derived state that is an <As Welded> configuration.

Weldment cut lists are always based on the <As Welded> configuration.

Materials

Weldment cut lists recognize materials when determining whether bodies are identical. If two bodies are geometrically identical but have different materials applied to them, they are placed in separate folders in the cut list. You can apply a material to bodies within the weldment cut list. When you apply a material to a body, the cut list automatically updates by placing the body in the appropriate folder.

To apply a material to a body:

  1. In the part document, right-click a structural member and click Material.

  2. Click Edit Material or select a material in the menu.

Custom Properties

Weldment cut lists include the item number (ITEM NO.) and quantity (QTY.) and cut list custom properties.

Custom properties for cut lists are different from custom properties at the document level. In weldment parts, properties are included with cut list items created from structural members with library feature part profiles:

  • DESCRIPTION

  • LENGTH

  • Angle1

  • Angle2

You can add properties to the cut list items.

To add custom properties to cut list items:

  1. In the part document, right-click a Cut-List-Item and select Properties.

  2. In the dialog box, on the Cut List Summary tab:

    1. Type or select a Property Name.

    2. Select a data Type.

    3. Type text or a value in Value / Text Expression.

    4. Press Enter.

  1. Repeat step 2 as necessary, then click OK.

Related Topics

Including Detailed Weldment Cut Lists in BOMs

Table Cell toolbar

Tables Overview

Weldment Cut List PropertyManager

Sorting Weldment Cut Lists by Item Number



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