Bounding Boxes in Weldments

You can create a bounding box for any cut list item in a cut list, independent of the type of solid bodies in the cut list item.

The bounding box is represented by a 3D sketch and is based, by default, on the X-Y plane. Taking into consideration the bounding box's orientation, the bounding box is the smallest box in which the body fits.

Working with a Bounding Box for Cut List Items

To create a bounding box for cut list items:

  1. Open a part that has cut list items in the FeatureManager design tree.

  2. In the FeatureManager design tree:
    1. If the Cut list icon is FM_CutList_NeedsUpdate.gif, right-click and click Update.
    2. Right-click Cut list 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.
    3. Expand Cut list .
    4. In a Cut-List-Item FM_folder.gif, click Bounding-Box_Cut-List-Item and click Show .
    5. Click Bounding-Box_Cut-List-Item again.
      The bounding box appears.
    6. Right-click a Cut-List-Item 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.
    7. Click OK.
  3. To edit a bounding box, right-click a Cut list or Cut-List-Item that already has a bounding box and click Edit Bounding Box to change the orientation plane or face in the PropertyManager.
  4. To delete a bounding box, right-click a Cut list or Cut-List-Item and click Delete Bounding Box.