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Winks87
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Drawing number - part number

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05-08-2012 10:15 AM

Hi all, its been a while, returning IV user, so please bear with me.  Question: I want all parts detailed on a spcific dwg to pull in the drawing number in the titleblock to their i-props.  This way, I can reference the dwgs the parts are detailed on

in the master assembly parts list.  I know there is a way, may have to hit the books!

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This would have to be custom programmed using VBA or iLogic, it seems to me.  This is not a typical workflow, and a part could be used on more than one drawing-- now what?

Totally agree with sblixer. Part/assembly number = drawing number, and 1 drawing set for each part or assembly number. It just makes it easier to find stuff working with a consistent number for all items.

 

We also include the drawing number in our Parts List. See graphic.

 

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sbixler
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Re: Drawing number - part number

05-09-2012 04:31 AM in reply to: Winks87

This would have to be custom programmed using VBA or iLogic, it seems to me.  This is not a typical workflow, and a part could be used on more than one drawing-- now what?

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05-09-2012 05:31 AM in reply to: Winks87

Maybe I wasn't clear, I just want to list the drawing number the parts are detailed on in an assembly parts list.  I have a temporary solution, which is just manually adding the drawing number in an iprop field that I can pull in to the assemblt parts list.  I was looking for a way to automate this, but the more I think about it, I dont see how.  When an individual part is created I have no idea what drawing I am going to detail it on.  Thanks for the reply though.

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Re: Drawing number - part number

05-09-2012 05:56 AM in reply to: Winks87

I think this could be easily done with an iLogic rule that you run from the drawing, perhaps triggered by the save event.  If a part ever gets accidentally detailed on more than one drawing, the last one wins.

 

For what it's worth, we avoid this issue entirely by making the part number = drawing number.

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brendan.henderson
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Re: Drawing number - part number

05-10-2012 04:04 PM in reply to: sbixler

Totally agree with sblixer. Part/assembly number = drawing number, and 1 drawing set for each part or assembly number. It just makes it easier to find stuff working with a consistent number for all items.

 

We also include the drawing number in our Parts List. See graphic.

 

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