Naming Cut List Folders Automatically

You can have the software automatically name cut list folders in a weldment part using the value of the cut list DESCRIPTION property.

Cut list folders with meaningful names provide more information when you check the weldment structure and allow for better communication when you share documents. You can manually rename the folders, or you can automate cut list folder naming.

The first time you create a part document, the SOLIDWORKS software turns on theRename cut list folders with Description property value option in the part template that is created. If you continue to use this part template, these options are enabled for all new part documents. If you create parts using pre-2015 templates, these options are turned off.

To set automatic cut list folder names based on the DESCRIPTION property:

  1. Click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools > Options.
  2. On the Document Properties tab, click Weldments.
  3. Select Rename cut list folders with Description property value.
  4. To generate folder names from the DESCRIPTION property for weldments created with SOLIDWORKS software versions earlier than 2015, after setting the option, right-click the cut list and click Update.