There are 2 important setup steps that need to be completed before using the sheet calculator. The first step is to set up the Materials in the Material Manager (see instructions below). The second step is to ensure that the components to be calculated are set up using the filter iProperty (see instructions below).
Once the model is set up, simply click on “Sheet Calculator”.
In the “Cadline Material Calculator” Dialogue box, specify the quantity required and click “OK”.
Give the CSV file a name. Note that by default the file is saved to the same location as the Assembly file, but you can specify an alternative location.
The CSV file will show each material sheet and material allocation in turn.
Create Filter iProperty
To calculate the Material usage of a part, it must have the “Calculate_Material” iProperty enabled. The Cadline Sheet Calculator tool will add the required iProperty to all parts in an assembly.
Set the value of the “Calculate_Material” iProperty to True for components that require material usage calculation.
Tip: Set this value via the Bill of Materials Interface from the top-level assembly.
The Material Manager stores the sheet stock details.
Users can store their own settings locally, or point to a shared file on the server (best practice).
To add a material, click “Add”
In the “Add Material” dialogue box, select a Material, then specify the Thickness, Length & Width of the stock sheet size. Click “OK” to add it to the material database.
Note that materials can also be deleted from this dialogue.
This software is supplied "as is". Use of this software is entirely at the risk of the user. It is the users responsibility to verify any calculations. Cadline accepts no responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage arising from your use of this software.