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lincannotbe
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Registered: ‎09-27-2013
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BILL OF MATERIAL STEEL A992-50 question

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12-30-2013 12:59 PM

in the bill of material, 

 

when i use A992-50 steel, there is always a words added as shown in the image.

 

Is this a default? Is there a setting that I can change to make it appear only as STEEL A992-50?

 

See attached image.

 

Thank you!

The file for ASD2014 is here...

 

C:\Users\markh.WSS\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Structural\Common Data\2014 

 

Notice my username. Make it your username.

 

The File I'm hacking on is RMAT001.xml

 

matl.PNG

 

Find yourself a better editor than the one I'm using...

 

Notice the mess. Do a Ctrl F and search for your grade. My case, I need to specify an aluminum grade.

 

matl1.PNG

 

This is where I think your extra text is coming from, SECOND_NAME"   ". Lets put something in there and see what happens to my BOM.

 

First a before snapshot of the BOM...

 

before.PNG

 

Add something...Save file. Don't have to close it, just save it. Only until your done messing around creating your own grade names...

 

something.PNG

 

Now to refresh my BOM to see if thats what it was, hopefully :smileyvery-happy:

 

Hmm. no. LOL

 

Wait, go into your project prefs... Materials... Database...

Remove the old Grade, add the new one...

 select all your steel that you want that grade...

modify by dialog and pick the grade(should be empty since we removed it and replaced it in the project prefs..)

 

Sure enough...

 

We have a little extra something..

 

somethingextra.PNG

 

 

 

Now I'll get that back out of there before I forget :smileyvery-happy: Oh!! while I'm screwing around I'll modify my A500 Grade. My shop is trained to a different name, and so is Fabtrol.. They like to see the 'B'

 

a500.PNG

 Save the file and...

 

Do the Proj. Prefs thing again... modify the members grade again...

 

There is is again :smileyhappy:..

grades.PNG

 

To create a completely new grade I just replace the values of one I would never use. I didn't go as far as to mess with the material properties yet but I'm sure I'll need to at some point.

 

 

 

 

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markhubrich
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎06-23-2011
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Re: BILL OF MATERIAL STEEL A992-50 question

12-30-2013 05:09 PM in reply to: lincannotbe
You can fix the XML file and take away the additional name. I was in there today hacking in some stainless grades and I noticed the additional names were blank. I'm willing to bet if I added a value to the additional name quote it would show up in the BOM.

Autodesk should release a utility to modify that or add new grades.

I keep finding myself modifying a grade I never use. I can post how I get it done tomorrow while I'm at work. The XML material file isn't in the program folder. Its in your user roaming profile autodesk etc... folder. I don't remember. I have the file open though so I can screenshot what I mean.

Probably not supported by Autodesk but they force us to create our own workaorunds and whatever it takes is my method. :smileytongue:
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markhubrich
Posts: 141
Registered: ‎06-23-2011
Message 3 of 3 (458 Views)

Re: BILL OF MATERIAL STEEL A992-50 question

12-31-2013 04:47 AM in reply to: markhubrich

The file for ASD2014 is here...

 

C:\Users\markh.WSS\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Structural\Common Data\2014 

 

Notice my username. Make it your username.

 

The File I'm hacking on is RMAT001.xml

 

matl.PNG

 

Find yourself a better editor than the one I'm using...

 

Notice the mess. Do a Ctrl F and search for your grade. My case, I need to specify an aluminum grade.

 

matl1.PNG

 

This is where I think your extra text is coming from, SECOND_NAME"   ". Lets put something in there and see what happens to my BOM.

 

First a before snapshot of the BOM...

 

before.PNG

 

Add something...Save file. Don't have to close it, just save it. Only until your done messing around creating your own grade names...

 

something.PNG

 

Now to refresh my BOM to see if thats what it was, hopefully :smileyvery-happy:

 

Hmm. no. LOL

 

Wait, go into your project prefs... Materials... Database...

Remove the old Grade, add the new one...

 select all your steel that you want that grade...

modify by dialog and pick the grade(should be empty since we removed it and replaced it in the project prefs..)

 

Sure enough...

 

We have a little extra something..

 

somethingextra.PNG

 

 

 

Now I'll get that back out of there before I forget :smileyvery-happy: Oh!! while I'm screwing around I'll modify my A500 Grade. My shop is trained to a different name, and so is Fabtrol.. They like to see the 'B'

 

a500.PNG

 Save the file and...

 

Do the Proj. Prefs thing again... modify the members grade again...

 

There is is again :smileyhappy:..

grades.PNG

 

To create a completely new grade I just replace the values of one I would never use. I didn't go as far as to mess with the material properties yet but I'm sure I'll need to at some point.

 

 

 

 

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