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Derive a text parameter?

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08-11-2010 11:51 AM

Is there anyway to derive a text parameter? It's nice that 2011 gives you the ability to create text parameters but why don't they allow you to derive it to another part? What about deriving iProperties?

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Re: Derive a text parameter?

08-11-2010 11:55 AM in reply to: meck

we've been asking for this for years and years.

but the answer to your question is no, this STILL isn't possible.

 

And if I'm not mistaken the text parameter in 2011 is only for use with iLogic.

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Re: Derive a text parameter?

08-11-2010 12:24 PM in reply to: meck

Why am I not surprised?

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

meck

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Re: Derive a text parameter?

08-13-2010 04:34 AM in reply to: meck

wow that sucks, i had big plans for that!!!

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Re: Derive a text parameter?

05-03-2012 11:44 AM in reply to: scottmoyse

Two years later... is there any way to do this yet? I still can't export my text parameters, but is there any way to do this with ilogic?

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Re: Derive a text parameter?

05-03-2012 01:19 PM in reply to: rptandy

Yes!

sText = Parameter("PartToGetTextFrom.ipt", "ParameterName")

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Re: Derive a text parameter?

05-03-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: meck

Thank you!

 

I still wish we could link iProperties directly though...

 

The case I am using this for is to pass the Revision number from the parent part to a derived part automatically. I suppose if changes were made to the derived part only, I would not want the two properties directly linked though.

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