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Enhancement request for MRL to support attribute arrays with graphicsbuilder

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Today I received a response that graphicsbuilder, used to populate MRL classes through part families, doesn't support attribute arrays.


So Siemens added some new cool stuff, but forgot to fully support it, that is unexpected.


If you think this would be helpful in the future or you are planning to use Teamcenter and NX in the CAM area, ask GTAC to get added to ER#7301192.


Below find the ER text.


                            ER Template

Short Description of desired enhancement: <Problem rather than a solution>
    It is not supported to fill attribute arrays by the graphicsbuilder.

What activity in your process is the product not able to currently handle?
    The attributes -45230 to -45234 and -45261 to -45263 are defined as arrays, but there is no way to automatically fill them out through the part family.

What result are you trying to achieve? (Please provide as many details as possible.)
    We want to fill out the NX tool holder and shank attributes through the graphicsbuilder, since it makes no sense to fill them out manually.

Do you currently have a workaround?
    We will use the old attributes from MTL, which can be filled out by the graphicsbuilder, but we will also have to enhance the MRL to NX connector to support these old attributes.
    We would have hoped to avoid any customization of NX related attributes.

Do you have a proposal for the solution you envision Siemens PLM providing for this capability?
    Support attribute arrays by graphicsbuilder.

What is the level of productivity gained from such an enhancement?
    HIGH, usability, less maintenance, more automatism, makes more sense

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Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.2, FBM, MRL 3.1.7 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 ( | TcVis 11.4
Development: C (ITK), .NET, Tcl/Tk Testing: NX12.0 | AWC 3.4 Preparing: NX12.0

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