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CPRob
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Length Parameter In iPart Description

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01-15-2014 05:36 AM

I have a Length parameter that I would like to use in the description of a simple iPart.  I can enter the equation with the parameter into the Description field in the iProperties and it calculates correctly.  When I add the description column to the iPart table, all members get the same description as the active or current member even though all the Lengths are different.  Regenerating all members does not seem to correct it.  I have done this before but don't remember what am I doing wrong.

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To get all iPart members to use their specific lengths in their specific descriptions you must put the equation in Excel.  I thought this could be handled by the built in fx equation capability in the parent part description but apparently not.

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Re: Length Parameter In iPart Description

01-15-2014 06:22 AM in reply to: CPRob

CPRob wrote:

I have a Length parameter that I would like to use in the description of a simple iPart.  I can enter the equation with the parameter into the Description field in the iProperties and it calculates correctly.  When I add the description column to the iPart table, all members get the same description as the active or current member even though all the Lengths are different.  Regenerating all members does not seem to correct it.  I have done this before but don't remember what am I doing wrong.


It looks like the value and not the actual equation populated to the ipart table.  Try manually typing the equation into one of the instances, and see if it propogates properly (tongue twister!).  If it works, you can copy and paste the equation into the rest of the rows.

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Re: Length Parameter In iPart Description

01-15-2014 06:40 AM in reply to: cbenner

You cannot type the equation directly into the iPart author column (see error) but you can do this if you edit the table via spreadsheet and create the equation in Excel.  I thought this could be done without entering an additional equation in Excel?

 

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Re: Length Parameter In iPart Description

01-17-2014 07:07 AM in reply to: CPRob

To get all iPart members to use their specific lengths in their specific descriptions you must put the equation in Excel.  I thought this could be handled by the built in fx equation capability in the parent part description but apparently not.

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