Is there any way of exporting text parameters from an assembly to individual parts without using iLogic?
I am also unable to import text parameters to a .iam from an excel file.
We are currently using ilogic to change part text parameters from the assembly but it is a sticking plaster at best, as the rules need to be rewritten when parts are added and deleted from the assembly. We are trying to update our etched job number (which in many cases contains letters) from a single point on the assembly model which should populate all part files, and make it robust for all our CAD users, who do not use iLogic in their day to day duties.
If this is not possible (exporting text parameters the same way numerical parameters are handled) is there any plans of getting this included in upcoming versions?
There is no way of accessing text parameters short of iLogic that I know of.
There is definitely no way of importing text parameters from Excel, which annoys me to no end.
There's also - and I know you didn't ask this, but it's related - no way of putting text parameters into the table for an iPart.
Text parameters and their implementation currently seem a little half-baked, at best. Hopefully 2014 will bring some changes ...