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BOM Item Number - ILOGIC/VB.NET - Change

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01-11-2012 08:09 AM

First if this topic has already been discussed I apologize for asking it again...


In our company if we put a component in 5 different assemblies, we want that component to have the same item number no matter where it is in the parts list.   In addition we group components to have a special item number...  Meaning hardware like washer, bolts, and etc. to start with 500 series number..  Piping components would be 800 series...


Is there a way to do this in ILOGIC/VB?



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Re: BOM Item Number - ILOGIC/VB.NET - Change

01-11-2012 08:21 AM in reply to: Lancasterm

I have a similar requirement which i discussed with autodesk some time ago.

It is not possible to manipulate the item number object via ilogic or the API unfortunately.

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Re: BOM Item Number - ILOGIC/VB.NET - Change

01-11-2012 08:40 AM in reply to: swordmaster

Thanks...   I figured that was the answer because I couldn't find anything in my search for this type of code..   I kind of have a semi-automatic method where my iLogic problem does a BOM export into an excel spreadsheet, locates all duplicate parts and assigns the correct item number.   From there I paste/copy the item number cell from the spreadsheet into the BOM view/dialog box in Inventor.  Clunky but it works.. 

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