SOLIDWORKS PDM Tutorial - Adding Cut List Properties to PDM BOM

This quick tutorial goes over how to customize the Weldment BOM or Weldment Cut-List in PDM to add additional columns to represent the various cut-list properties available in sheet metal and weldments-based designs in SOLIDWORKS. This is accomplished by creating a variable with the CustomProperty block and an attribute of the same name as the desired Cut-List property. This variable is then reused in a Weldment BOM or Weldment Cut-List BOM column as well as being mapped to a control on the SOLIDWORKS file datacard. Once implemented, the Bill of Materials tab in File Explorer will now update with new values/information when the Weldment BOM or Weldment Cut-List BOM type is selected and the file in question is checked-in to the vault.

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