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andrew.cox
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Renaming sheets in a multi-sheet IDW....

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10-04-2012 12:04 PM

Is there any easy way to have sheet name automatically pull the "description" iProperty from the part that is on the sheet?  It can be very handy in a multi-sheet drawing for each sheet to have a descripive name in the browser, but the only way to do this (that I know of) is to manually change it.

 

Thanks,

Andrew

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Renaming sheets in a multi-sheet IDW....

10-04-2012 01:21 PM in reply to: andrew.cox

Hi andrew.cox,

 

Here's an iLogic rule to do this. Note that description might not write to the sheet name correctly if it has characters such as commas in it.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

Dim oSheets As Sheets 
oSheets = ThisDoc.Document.sheets
Dim oSheet As Sheet
For Each oSheet In oSheets
	oSheet.activate
	Dim oDrawingView As DrawingView 
	oDrawingView = oSheet.DrawingViews(1)
	oModelName = oDrawingView.ReferencedDocumentDescriptor.ReferencedDocument.DisplayName
	oDesc = iProperties.Value(oModelName, "Project", "Description")
	oSheet.Name =  oDesc 
Next

 



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andrew.cox
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Re: Renaming sheets in a multi-sheet IDW....

10-05-2012 05:55 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis,

 

Thanks for this info!  However, I have not even used iLogic, so I don't know what to do with this.  Any chance you could point me towards a good tutorial, or provide me instructions yourself?

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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Re: Renaming sheets in a multi-sheet IDW....

10-05-2012 08:38 AM in reply to: andrew.cox

Hi andrew.cox,

 

This should cover it:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2012/01/creating-basic-ilogic-rule-with-event.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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andrew.cox
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Re: Renaming sheets in a multi-sheet IDW....

10-05-2012 12:30 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis,

 

I'm having some trouble with the code you supplied.  When I enter in into the "rule", I get this error....

 

Picture - 06 -  Oct. 05, 2012.jpg

 

I cut-and-paste the code exactly as you had it in your previous post.  Any thoughts?

 

Andrew

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Re: Renaming sheets in a multi-sheet IDW....

10-08-2012 07:12 AM in reply to: andrew.cox

Hi andrew.cox,

 

Most likely there is an issue with a line wrap due to this forums formatting, or something like that. Attached is the rule in a text file, you can copy and paste from it.

 

If you see the same results post back.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

 



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