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CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

(OP)
I am running Creo Elements 5.0

I want to be able to customize the BOM table to include surface area for all the sheet metal parts in the assembly.

I have been playing around with parameters & relations for a while but I keep getting error.

One solution was posted in this forum back in 2003 and the link is below. but its not working for me.

https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=41156

Please need your guidance on this one.

Regards,

RE: CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

What did you do? What happens when you add the parameter to a column: choose asm.mbr.user defined and type area in the box ?

RE: CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

(OP)
3DDave

Alright, now its working.

but its giving me area for 2 surfaces.

is there any way that we can get area for only 1 surface?

RE: CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

I expect it is giving the surface area of the entire part, so if you want just the one face you can either change the relation to divide by 2 and put up with the area of the sheared faces or create a measurement of just one face and use that.

RE: CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

(OP)
Okay, I wrote it as below

surf_area_1=mp_surf_area("")/2

and it works! Gives me surface area for 1 surface.

I just have one question.

I have assembly of components and sheet metal parts. I would like to create a BOM for the full assembly but only showing me the sheet metal parts, without the need to filter the components which is quite time consuming.

Is there a way to achieve that in repeat region?

RE: CUSTOM BOM & PARAMETERS - SURFACE AREA

@Kashif Naseem

One potential way to do this I'm thinking is have a simplified representation that only show the sheet metal parts, then have a BOM that is driven by that simplified representation

Its been a while since I have done that so I am not sure it will solve your problem

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