Considering the number of times Parts List/ BOM/Ballooning problems come up and the number of unsatisfactory results are found.... I WONDER IF ANYONE AT AUTODESK HAS MADE THIS A PRIORITY FOR NEXT YEAR'S UPDATES HINT...HINT
I think it would be helpful to provide a screen shot of the results you're trying to get. Can you overide the balloon and parts list to create a mock up?
I hope this helps.
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I will try to do that but what I want is quite simple.
I want all the numbers you can see in the .jpg I attached to be merged into one number.
I dont want different numbers displayed for substituted parts (in baloons and parts lists) - I want one.
The best thing would be if I could actually drive this number and not depend on the assembly order.
So perfect scenario would be if I was able to call out parts with the same characteristic (iproperty) with the same number (baloon, row in parts list) instead of having them listed as on the screen shot I attached.
Thats why I thought of ilogic, becase it seems it might be simple and quick solution. Each drawing file would have to have a formula ordering it to group all the items in a parts list... Well, substituting takes care of this, the formula would have to merge in parts lists all the parts with the same iproperty and give them a nuber that I want.
i may be looking at this too simply but...
if the PARTNUMBER field is identical, then the parts will be meged in the parts list.
just edit the part number field in all the parts you want meged to be identical.
First of all I am using two custom iproperties as a common value, not PART NUMBER, that was just an example. Also for this columns I use substituting. I wish it was this simple.
maybe you could reasses your non use of PARTNUMBER as this is the only field i know of that inventor will merge rows on
you could do a code to propogate the PARTNUMBER field with the custom properties you are using
(as soon as 2 parts have some partnumber, they will be merged...as long as its ticked in the rowmerge properties box from the bom...you can also add exceptions so certain conditions will not merge)
If I do it your way, in my Quantity column I will have *Varies* value because this values are different for each part. If I disable Merge I will have some crazy numbers of parts with the same number, I want to have then in one row, with value for Quantity summed up (I use substitute option for that).
I still think the easiest might be to have ilogic rule in .idw file that forces parts list to show one number fof a baloon for all the parts with one particular iproperty but did not have time to figure it out.
I dont know if you guys figured this out or not, but I'm having a similar dilemma.
I would like to have three different parts, with three different part numbers, shown "as normal" as far as item number, quantity and part number to be different for each row. and one column called assembly grouped together to show one assembly number. Is this possible? Please see the attachment.
There wouldn't be any way to automatically get that number in there like that, that I know of.
How may assemblies would you have per drawing?
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