Dimensions vs. Lengths in BOM for AutoCAD Structural Detailing

 

We haven’t talked about ASD, but it’s time we start getting some information out there.

A call came in this morning with an issue on lengths in the BOM vs. dimensioned lengths.  The client showed dim’d values of 3/8” and 5/8” on 2 different beams, but the BOM was listing those lengths as 1/4” or 1/2” lengths.  Unacceptable, right?

You dimension precision is set through your dimstyle, as ASD uses standard ACAD dimstyles, that is easy to verify:

 

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The BOM fix is simple, you just have to know where to look to modify.

Start by selecting the Tables styles… button from the Settings panel on the ASD – Drawings tab of your ribbon:

 

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With the MATERIAL SUMMARY Table selected, click Modify…

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From the list of available columns, select the Total Length field, and at the bottom you will see the Units update.  Set this to align to your dimstyle.

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Select OK, and OK to close the 2 dialogs, then Update the table, and you should have the correct lengths now shown.

 

Any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

 

KP