Tag sketch profiles with names, descriptions, and properties for use in the Cut list table. The Frame collection of tools also includes :

Frame iconFrame - Create a collection of swept bodies sharing a profile, arranged end-to-end.

Cut list icon Cut list - Create a cut list of all the beams in a frame with their characteristics. This operation also creates an open composite part for the collection.

Frame trim icon Frame trim - Trim beams as ordered groups.

Steps

To tag a profile you've created or modified and use the information in the Cut list table as additional columns:

  1. Click Tag profile icon to open the Tag profile dialog.

    Tag profile dialog

  2. In the Sketch profile field, select the sketch in the Feature list that serves as the sketch for the profile.

     

    Best practice is to create a version before tagging a profile, and reference that version in the tag.

  3. In the Standard field, enter the value to display in the Standard column of the Cut list table.
  4. In the Description field, enter a description to display in the Description column of the Cut list table.
  5. To supply more columns of information for the profile, click Add Column:

    Tag profile dialog with Add Column selected

  6. In the Header field, enter the name of the new column header to appear in the Cut list table of the additional profile, and the value:

    Example entering the column header name of the additional profile, and the value

  7. Click Add Column to add another column/value pair to the Cut list table.

  8. Click the green check mark when done.

Example of the new column and values in the Cut list table

Notice the new values in the Description column, and the additional column "Short" with corresponding values, above.

The profile's new information appears in the Cut list table after being used in a Frame feature, followed by a Cut list table feature to create the table. Click Cut list icon on the right side of the window to open the table panel.