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Writing text to a file?

adamohernadamohern Member, OS Professional Posts: 216 PRO
Can a FeatureScript save text to a file in the project? This could be useful for analytical features that check geometry conditions, for example. It could also be useful for exporting BOM's and cut-lists.

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  • oleg_shilovitskyoleg_shilovitsky Member, Developers Posts: 126 PRO
    @adamohern what is the point to create BOM from Part Studio? My assumption, you'd like to make a BOM from Assembly. Did I miss something in your logic?

  • adamohernadamohern Member, OS Professional Posts: 216 PRO
    @adamohern what is the point to create BOM from Part Studio? My assumption, you'd like to make a BOM from Assembly. Did I miss something in your logic?

    Short answer: FeatureScript.

    Part Studios in Onshape are intended to contain multiple parts in a single design environment. Importing those parts into an Assembly is useful for motion studies, but otherwise unnecessary.

    My specific use-case is for framing: I can create a single FeatureScript that generates an entire frame. With only a few features I can build an entire house frame, for example.

    Each framing feature keeps tabs of how much stock it uses when creating a given frame, and saves that information to a set of variables. Each new framing feature adds to those variables, so the totals are cumulative. At the end of the feature list I can add a single feature that reads those variables and outputs a BOM without ever needing to create an Assembly, and, more importantly, it can even create a very accurate cut-list, since it knows exactly what cuts were necessary (unlike an assembly, which could only ever create a simple list of parts).
  • stevehessstevehess Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 98
    tagging on here.....
    Steve Hess \ Onshape Inc.
  • _Ðave__Ðave_ Member, Developers Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭
    +1 for writing text to a file
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