How to add a weldment cut list automatically

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How to add a cut list with Drew

You have two options to add this table to a drawing sheet:

  1. Enable Drew to automatically add a table to the first sheet of a new drawing. Drew only adds a cut list when the model is a part with a weldment feature.
  2. Click the Cut list button in the task pane while editing a drawing. See the image below.

SOLIDWORKS Drew add bill of materials BOM - cut list - automatically

Click the small button on the right to delete the cut list.

When the button is disabled, it means the model either:

  • Is not a part
  • Does not have a weldment feature
  • Is not a multibody part

Table settings

Each blueprint can store a link to cut list template file (a .sldwldtbt file).

To view these settings, open the settings window, click a blueprint, then click the Tables tab:

Bill of materials BOM settings - cut list

How to set the cut list position using a table anchor

SOLIDWORKS embeds table anchors in every sheet format. Every table type (BOM, hole table etc) has its own anchor, so you can set a preferred position for every table.

Here are two articles from the SOLIDWORKS help about what anchor points are and how to change their position. We also have our own article.

Drew adds a table and links its position to the anchor point. You only need to define which table corner needs to snap to the anchor.

Which table types does Drew support?

Drew supports BOMs and cut lists.