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Creating Bounding Boxes

To create a bounding box:

  1. Open install_dir\samples\whatsnew\parts\weldment.sldprt.
  2. In the FeatureManager design tree:
    1. Right-click Cut list(41) FM_Weldment_Table.gif and click Create Bounding Box.

      Bounding boxes are created for each cut list item in the model, but they are hidden in the graphics area.

    2. Expand Cut list(41) FM_Weldment_Table.gif.
    3. Under Cut-List-Item8 FM_folder.gif, click Bounding-Box_Cut-List-Item8 FM_3D_Sketch_Hidden.png and click Show menu_Show_Hide.gif.
    4. Click Bounding-Box_Cut-List-Item8 FM_3D_Sketch.gif again.

      The bounding box appears around the flange.

    5. Right-click Cut-List-Item12 FM_folder.gif and click Properties.

      The Cut-List Properties dialog box displays the 3D-Bounding Box Thickness, 3D-Bounding Box Width, 3D-Bounding Box Length, and 3D-Bounding Box Volume. If you create a drawing, these values appear in the bill of materials.

    6. Click OK.

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