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How to add a custum property like SW-MASS

By frederic derynck on 28 Jun 08:16 4 answers 109 views 0 comments

I would like to give some parts a value " power " and some not ( or just 0) . When making an assembly i want it to give me the total power . Similar to the way Solidworks has SW-MASS that gives total weight when making an assembly .
up till now i experimented with Global Var and equations with little luck .

Thanks in advance ,

4 answers

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG about 2 months ago

    Would it work to:
    - Add your customer property to each part.
    - Create the assembly
    - Create a drawing
    - Insert a bill of material
    - Have a column sum up the custom property.

    It is not available at the assembly level, so maybe not a perfect solution.

    The only other thing I can think of is if there is a way to create a custom sensor at the assembly level. Or, you could hijack the entry for manufacturing cost and use it for "power".

  • frederic derynck
    frederic derynck about 2 months ago

    Hi Fred ,
    I already added a custom property to all parts ( my test parts ) .
    In the assembly I just can't get it to give a summation like you get with SW-MASS

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG about 2 months ago

    Frederic,
    With a bill of material in a drawing, it should be able to sum up any column... But admittedly, I don't use BOM's very often. They used to be Excel based, but I can't imagine they got rid of functions like sum, or average.
    I'll see if I can test it out today.

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