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  • Colin HitchColin Hitch
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      I have an application where the configuration selects a roll of material based on the width entered.

      So for example if we have widths available of 20″ and 24″ and my item is 22″ it must be taken from the 24″ roll.

      The entire 24″ is consumed and is included in the item cost. So far so good.

      My issue comes with the weight.  I need to specify the weight only for the actual weight of the component used in the finished product (so the 22″).

      Any ideas how this might be achieved?

      Terri Vaive
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        Hello Colin,

        You can handle the weight in a different option rather than only setting the raw material. You can ignore the weight for the raw material (e.g., the 24 roll) by setting the unit weight to zero and update to manually on it’s Option Choice.

        If you are already capturing the 22 value, then you could potentially use that option for calculating the weight, otherwise you would need another option to handle the weight.

        Thank you,

        Colin HitchColin Hitch
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          Thanks for the reply.  Thats not a real option, as in doing so you would loose the benefit of linking to an item’s weight and the UOM table behind the item, which is substantial. Fine if you are talking a handful of items, but manually dealing with 100s or 1000s kind of defeats the core aim of the app I think.

          I will keep thinking on it.  There must be a way to dynamically adjust the scrap value to make up the width. I just didn’t find it yet.

          Terri Vaive
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            Hello Colin,

            Alternatively, you can build a design so the manufacturing quantity is added as two item choices (e.g., the actual quantity and the scrap quantity).

            You would then include the weight for the actual quantity item, and not include any weight for the scrap quantity item. The resulting BOM would include two lines/items for the same item (e.g., one for 22 quantity and another for 2 quantity = total 24 quantity).

            Thank you,

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