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Registered: ‎11-08-2011
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Parts List - Adding addition "blank" columns

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11-08-2011 05:34 AM

I have a situation where I need to add additional columns to a parts list.

These columns will not be a standard inventor column option, I need to put a specific number for reference in that column.


I start by double clicking on the parts list to bring up the editing option. Then I click on "Column Chooser" where I can personalize the parts list.

There is an option to add a "blank" column, which is great, but I need to add more than one.

Every time i add the "blank" column it disappears from the "Available Properties" it goes to the "Selected Properties" side and then when I click on "New Property" to add another "blank" column, it wont let me.

When trying to add the new property I am pressing the "space bar" key in order to leave it blank, but it just wont show as an "add" option in the "aAvailable Properties" section.


The reason I am not typing in the specific numbers is because I want them to be vertical and not horizontal - this saves me space on the drawing.


I've done this before, yet I cannot duplicate what I've done in the past and it's driving me insane.


Anyone have any idea how I can add multiple "blank" columns.


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Message 2 of 3 (577 Views)

Re: Parts List - Adding addition "blank" columns

05-09-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: VALVETECH

This is one quick way that seems to work.....

Select Column Chooser and creat a new property, call it whatever you like, "-".  Repeat for another colum, keeping in mind they have to be unique, so the next new property could be "--".  When you have created as many as you need, select OK, and you will see these dashed columns populate in your parts list editor.  Right click on the colums you've created, one by one, and select Format Colum.  In the Heading field, replace the dashes with a few spaces.  (you cannot have an empty field, so the spaces are necessary) This will give you empty colums with empty headers.


Hope it works for you!


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Message 3 of 3 (572 Views)

Re: Parts List - Adding addition "blank" columns

05-09-2012 09:57 AM in reply to: VALVETECH

Thank you so much.

Even after all this time after this post i had found no answer until you replied.

I appreciate your help and time!!!

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