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3 Dots in part list

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

Hi everyone!


I have problem with part list in NX draft. Some 3 dots appear instead of part no. Pls check attachment. There is anyone who is able to help me?




Re: 3 Dots in part list

Ganesh_Kadole 2nd Gear
2nd Gear

Under the column settings, check whether the column content is set to 'Callout'.





Ganesh Kadole, QA Analyst (PLM), SQS
Testing: NX 11 | NX 12 | TCIN
TC 11.2 | TC Vis 11.3 | AWC 3.2

Re: 3 Dots in part list

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

See if column is wide enough for Part No.

Re: 3 Dots in part list

Siemens Creator Siemens Creator
Siemens Creator

Three dots in a parts list indicates a packed row with different values for the cell.


This is from TDOC on Parts List Concepts.


Merging cells with different values when packing rows

When cells are merged during the packing of rows, non-key cells with the same value show that value in the packed row.

Non-key cells with different values display a value of [...], which indicates that content of the merged cells is different. After packing, you can manually edit the contents of the merged cell in the packed row.

Unpacking cells that contain manual edits

When you perform manual edits to packed rows, then unpack the rows, the manual edits are present in each of the unpacked rows.

If a packed manual cell is overwritten automatically with a [...], the cells are blank when unpacked. If a packed linked cell is overwritten automatically with a [...], the cell values are populated with their automatic values when unpacked.

Re: 3 Dots in part list

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

So in your example you have two columns with the headers: "PC_NO" and "NAME".  Say, for example, that you're key column that is checking for uniqueness is your NAME column - it's going to combine all components that have the exact same name into a single row in the Parts List. As a result, each row that has a quantity greater than 1 (i.e., there are components that have the same NAME in the assembly) has the potential of having multiple values for PC_NO.

As the PC_NO column is not a 'key' column, multiple values cannot be listed in that PC_NO cell, therefore the values are replaced with [...], to indicate that the values in that cell are not the same.  If you need to see those rows as unique rows, either make the values of the attributes for the key column(s) in those components unique, or make the column that shows the [...] a key column.

Regards, Ben