Managing cut-list bodies using SOLIDWORKS API

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Cut-list bodies got generated from the sheet metal and weldment bodies in SOLIDWORKS. Although those bodies are still managed via IBody2 SOLIDWORKS API interface they enable additional functionality compared to regular bodies:

  • Cut-list bodies are grouped in the cut-list folders by geometry
  • Cut-list folders (group of bodies) can have custom properties and auto generated properties (such as length, thickness etc.)

Custom properties could be automated by calling the IFeature::CustomPropertyManager property for the cut-list folder item.

Cut-lists are one of the most common elements of SOLIDWORKS API automation. Explore the examples of this section for macros and code snippets for accessing cut-lists data programmatically.

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