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Excel Parameters drop-down option when annotating text in Drawing

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by johnstda on ‎02-02-2014 01:53 AM

I often used linked parameters stored in an Excel spreadsheet. But to use these values when annotating text in a drawing, I have to first give my Model parameters (dimensions d34, d35, etc.) a new name of say (handle_diameter), before I can then find and use that parameter in my drawings. There is no way I can accurately identify say d34 as the handle diameter. It would be good to add a 3rd option under the Source combo box when Formatting Text, called 'Excel Parameters'. This would automatically fill the parameter combo box next to it with all the parameters in my Excel spreadsheet and prevent the requirement of renaming all my useful Model parameters into something remotely indentifiable, which becomes very tedious.

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