I am having trouble with my part list in inventor professional 2013. I have a pipe run and need the part list to show pipe size but I do not see this a s a drop down item to select in the edit part list. I have created custom parts and I am using standard parts from inventor as well. My custom i parts are showing up on the list. This seems like I am missing something very simple here. I don't want to make custom parameters for pipe size for all the parts. what am I missing?
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Hello, and welcome.
When you say you want to show the size, are you talking about a column in your parts list that says (for example) 2"? By itself? I don't think this can be done without any custom properties and adding columns to your BOM and Parts list. If the size is already set as a property in your Content Center, you can map that to a custom part level iproperty, and then set up both your BOM and parts list to display it.
Does this sound like what you are after?
yes I am trying to get the pipe size to show up on the parts list. if I have a 2" pipe that is 10' long I need the 2" pipe size to show up in a column. This seams basic and I would not need to map it. the "ND" nominal diameter is a standard parameter along with size designation. but they do not show up. i guess i can go thru all the parts and map them.
A lot of people show the nominal size of thier piping in either the stock number, part number or in the description fields. I've not seen that many that show the size in a separate column on the parts list. I'm not saying it's wrong to do it that way, but it may explain why Autodesk did not set up those parameters to be standard BOM columns. The BOM and parts list are so customizeable that they simply couldn't include every possible combination... that's why they made it easy for us to set it up any way we want.
I have writting a post in my blog on how to map these Content Center properties to a part if you need a reference: http://cbennertipstricks.blogspot.com/2014/01/popu
I hope this helps! Good luck.