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Forms in assets to be the only user interface

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09-19-2016 02:53 AM

When I work in Factory Layouts (FDS2016), all the changes on assets must be made by use of the 'Factory properties' tab. It works, but it shows the key parameters without the option to change the order in which they appear, or without the option to change their names, etc.

 

A better way seems to be to use forms, and I do know how to create and edit them. My question is, how can I replace the 'Factory properties tab' by using forms?

I want the form to show when I click on an asset in the Factory Layout, or when I place a new one. Then enter/choose the neccessary changes, hit the 'apply/done' button and continue on placing or changing another asset.

 

I can't find out how to do something like this, but maybe I am overlooking something?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-19-2016 05:50 AM in reply to: avhsalesengineer
Hello,
This is an interesting idea, but, as you found, it isn't possible to control FDS behavior using iLogic forms.

Oleg

Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-19-2016 05:59 AM in reply to: olegd.prod

So what you are actually saying, is that forms are not accessible anyhow when working on a Factory Layout? Is there no workaround (except the usual Factory Properties) for this?

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Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-19-2016 06:02 AM in reply to: avhsalesengineer
What I am saying is that Factory data can only be manipulated via the Factory Properties panel

Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-19-2016 06:57 AM in reply to: olegd.prod

Can this tread be moved to the ideas section of the forum?

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Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-19-2016 10:45 AM in reply to: avhsalesengineer

Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-19-2016 11:17 PM in reply to: olegd.prod

It might be the solution for both of the idea's, as it gives one the choice to replace the 'Factory Properties' functionality by one or more forms. One can then organise and rename the parameter list, but most importantly make it available in the Factory Layout as the only way to change parameter values. 

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Re: Forms in assets to be the only user interface

09-20-2016 05:43 AM in reply to: avhsalesengineer
It is an interesting idea.

I do not think there is any way to make a forum thread an "idea" - there really should be, but there isn't :(
Please do enter it there.

Thanks,

Oleg
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