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Change Content Centre Bolt description

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12-12-2012 09:04 PM

Hi people, I realise this has been asked a billion times before but i am still having trouble & want to know if what i am trying to do is possible.

I want to change the description of a bolt to be "M(bolt size) bolt. then add the length in another column. example M10 bolt

 

I want to know if it is possible to do this using the Family Properties & changing the "Family Description" to something like M=<NND> BOLT. i have tried but had no luck as it only comes back with "M Bolt" & no diameter 

 

I hope that someone can tell me if this is possible or another way to make it populate a BOM easily.

Thanks :smileyhappy:

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Re: Change Content Centre Bolt description

12-13-2012 03:05 AM in reply to: M1shap

Yes you can!

 

That's the code used in DIN library:

"M" & {NND} & " x " & {NLG}

 

Which gives you this:

M 12X 30

 

So if you want this:

M10 bolt

 

You should use somethig like this:

"M" & {NND} & " Bolt "

 

For lenght, just use {NLG} where you need it. It already has column (nominal lenght)

 

Hope i was clear enough!

 

Greg

 

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Re: Change Content Centre Bolt description

12-13-2012 05:02 PM in reply to: streharg

i worked it out that i need to create a custom  column & add the equation as you said "M" & {NND} & "BOLT". so it works but the issue i have now is that there are no spaces it looks like this in BOM. M10BOLT i have put spaces n & it does nothing can anyone tell me what is going on or if it is just an issue with INV2012. 

 

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Re: Change Content Centre Bolt description

12-13-2012 11:41 PM in reply to: M1shap

For spaces, just add  & " " &.

 

You should use somethig like this:

"M" & " " & {NND} &" "& "Bolt "

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