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Sheet metal thickness property

CmartinezCmartinez Member Posts: 1 PRO
edited November 25 in General
Hi everyone.

How can I get the thickness of a sheet metal part automatically?. The only way I have found is creating a custom property called “Thickness” and filling it manually, but I guess there must be a better way of doing this. Isn't there a system property for sheet metal thickness?.

Thanks.

Answers

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,359 PRO
    edited November 28
    Creating a variable for thicknesses is what I typically do anyway, since you can set multiple features to that and change them all at once. Very handy when you know thier thickness and bend radius will be common. 

    But if you want to analyze a part and extract its thickness you can do that with a featurescript. But the end result will be a variable anyway. So I'd just stick to making the variable from the start. 

    Unless your goal is to set a stocksize property for the part. In that case I have a featurescript that will do that automatically 
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