Inventor 2012 Bill of material question
How do I add a length, width, and thickness to my bill of materials for all my parts in Inventor 2012? I am trying to get a Length, Width, and Thickness on my drawings so I can have them for production. I am working on setting up my own drawing .idw template and need some help with the BOM.
It works, but is their a way that I can set this up to always be read with out me having to assign it on every part? I am working with casework all the time and the parts are mostly panels and hardware... I just need to the panels called out for production and also for material purchasing.
I have recently done exactly what you are trying to accomplish. Create a custom part template, with the length, width, and thickness as user parameters, and set them for export. You might even want to create a basic rectangular extrusion using the 3 parameters as dimensions.
From there in your drawing template create a custom BOM and add the length, width, and thickness as columns. I believe the previous post had this portion explained.
When creating new parts use the new template files with the parameters as you go. Unfortunately I have not found a way to insert the parameters automatically into existing drawings...they must be added one model and drawing at a time.
Contact me if you need more assistance.