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GavoGarmo
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Saving a Multivalue Parameter List Externally From the Part.

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01-17-2013 04:46 AM

Hi,

 

I have an iLogic template part that has a multivalue parameter. In this case the product code can be selected from a list of 4 codes. In futre we may need 5 and the 5th may need to be available to older parts.

 

I would like to avoid having to add the 5th as an option to every part we've ever made when the 5th becomes required.

 

I'd like to have the list of codes stored in an external file (Possibly an xml) and the template part refernce that file to aquire it's list of available codes. That way I can add codes to the xml and all the files will have their list of available codes updated.

 

Is this even possible? Or is there a better more established method of acheiving this?

 

Cheers

 

GavoGarmo

Hi GavoGarmo,

 

I think you could make your iLogic rule an external rule to solve this issue. In this way you can update the rule at anytime in the future without needing to go back and update the older files.

http://autodeskmfg.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/working-with-external-ilogic-rules.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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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Saving a Multivalue Parameter List Externally From the Part.

01-17-2013 07:24 AM in reply to: GavoGarmo

Hi GavoGarmo,

 

I think you could make your iLogic rule an external rule to solve this issue. In this way you can update the rule at anytime in the future without needing to go back and update the older files.

http://autodeskmfg.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/working-with-external-ilogic-rules.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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GavoGarmo
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Re: Saving a Multivalue Parameter List Externally From the Part.

01-28-2013 12:51 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi Curtis,

 

Sorry for the late reply to your reply.

 

I have no idea why I didn't think of that! :smileyhappy:

 

Thank you once again!

 

GavoGarmo

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