Welcome to the Onshape forum! Ask questions and join in the discussions about everything Onshape.

First time visiting? Here are some places to start:
  1. Looking for a certain topic? Check out the categories filter or use Search (upper right).
  2. Need support? Ask a question to our Community Support category.
  3. Please submit support tickets for bugs but you can request improvements in the Product Feedback category.
  4. Be respectful, on topic and if you see a problem, Flag it.

If you would like to contact our Community Manager personally, feel free to send a private message or an email.

Options

Can the BOM show extrude lengths? Like to add up lenghts of pipe.

Tony_C_Tony_C_ Member Posts: 273 PRO
Is there a way to have the BOM see what part lengths are when they're made from extrudes?

We're creating BOM's on systems that have piping that we currently create using in-context extrudes and are looking to find a way to easily add up those lengths.

Or is there another way we should be going about creating the pipe in order for the BOM to pull the information?

Thanks.
Tagged:

Answers

  • Options
    edward_petrilloedward_petrillo Member Posts: 80 EDU
    A useful FeatureScript- Stock Size-

    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/83f3fa61b738fb1d40b8727b/w/1f74186f4a6b81fe1147da2e/e/e1b7606923d72b27fbc2a522

    might do what you want.  It calculates bounding dimensions for parts in the part studio where they are created and assigns the result to a property.  The BOM for any assembly in which the part appears will show the dimensions in the property column.  

    You can define "custom profiles" for parts- we use this feature extensively for aluminum extrusions such as 8020.  Export the BOM to a spreadsheet and you can sort by profile type and create a cut list.

    Similar functionality is available in the "Frame" tool, but we find that the Stock Size FS suits our workflow better- you choose.
  • Options
    matthew_stacymatthew_stacy Member Posts: 486 PRO
    @Tony_C_, experiment with the "Frames" toolset if you haven't already.  This will sweep standard or custom pipe profiles along a sketch path.  Better yet it also generates cutlists.


  • Options
    Tony_C_Tony_C_ Member Posts: 273 PRO
    Thanks for the suggestions.
Sign In or Register to comment.