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Bruce Kieffer

I made a Material Cutting List Worksheet. It works!

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It took some time, but I finally got this working. The worksheet shows the part ID, quantity, dimensions and material to be cut. It assumes that thickness is the smallest dimension, width is the middle dimension, and length is the longest dimension. That assumption is true almost 99% of the time. I will be happy to share my file and explain what I did and how it works to anyone who is interested. Send me a messages and I will send you the file.

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Good one; VW involves a bit of faffing around sometimes but I do (more or less) like the worksheet. I know someone who will be interested in this.

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Do you assign the part ID manually? Does the list include all objects in the file or do you somehow separate objects to be listed from others? Did you find a good workflow for having several cutting lists in the same file, in different sheet layers for instance? 

 

I've been messing around with cutting and parts list type of worksheets a bit with some success, but haven't really reached a conclusion on what the best workflow would be. Things tend to turn a bit messy when you start to duplicate the worksheets and create workarounds on how to include/exclude some objects and so on.

 

By the way, there used to be a preformatted parts list functionality in previous versions of VW. I gather it's a legacy tool now. I guess using data tags and worksheets is supposed to replace it?

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1 hour ago, Anttti said:

Do you assign the part ID manually? Does the list include all objects in the file or do you somehow separate objects to be listed from others? Did you find a good workflow for having several cutting lists in the same file, in different sheet layers for instance? 

For the Part IDs I assigned a record with an ID field. At first I ent to each object and added the A, B, C, etc. Later I found that those IDs can be added manually inside the worksheet and that is SO MUCH FASTER. The worksheet does filter out some objects. All of that is handled in the worksheet criteria settings. I have make two cut list worksheets on one drawing, but that's as far as I got, and I did not have problems. PM me if you want a copy of my file.

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