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scottheide
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Numeric (sortable) iProperty for Parts List

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09-11-2012 05:55 PM

We have had good success creating the parts list on our drawings via the IvPartsList part.   However, we need to add a Find Number to each part and we need to be able to sort the parts list on that Find Number.    We are currently using Stock Number for this purpose and it works OK.  However, Stock Number is a text-type attribute and sort does a text sort.  (1, 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) instead of  (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), for example.  We need a numeric data-type attribute to use.

 

We tried to piggy back on the iProperty Mass, which is a numeric data type, but that seems to have other problems.. and confuses the parts list function in Inventor.  (All of the supplied numeric data type iProperties have other overriding purposes.)

 

Any ideas are appreciated!


Scott Heide

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venkatt
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Re: Numeric (sortable) iProperty for Parts List

09-14-2012 02:05 PM in reply to: scottheide

Can you create your own custom property (defined as a Number) and include this property in the parts list?

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09-14-2012 03:27 PM in reply to: venkatt

That could work.  We use the library part Block.ipt extensively.  Is there a good way to add a custom iProperty to it?   I suppose we could just copy it to our application directory, rename it, then update our code to use the new CustomBlock.ipt.  Is that what you would suggest?

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Re: Numeric (sortable) iProperty for Parts List

09-15-2012 11:24 AM in reply to: scottheide

Yes, that's what I could think of. I'm not sure if that is the best solution, maybe it will be worthwhile to see if somebody else has a better idea.

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Re: Numeric (sortable) iProperty for Parts List

09-17-2012 05:50 PM in reply to: venkatt

Hi Scott,

 

You can specify iProperties Rule, similar to:

 

Parent Rule iProperties As List = {{"FindNumber", 12.45}}

 

then the Custom Property with the name FindNumber and the number datatype (because it is Number in Intent)  will be created on the instance document

Thank you,



Alex Korzun
Autodesk Configurator 360 / Inventor ETO team
Autodesk, Inc.

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