Cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Attribute in CAM template

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hello together,

I have one question concerning the handling of attributes in Master-Model context.

 

I want to define an Attribute Template in my CAM start part but all the ways I tried before had no success.

The typical way like in the drawings with the prefix DB_DWG_TEMPLATE_ doesn't work. 

 

Is it correct that I didn't work or did I something wrong? Is there another possibility to use attributes from my masterpart?

 

My scenario is as followed:

The masterpart has an attribute like Manufacturer. It is filled by the user. When I create a manufacturing part I wnt to use the attribute in an text note for a gravure. Therefore I thought about the way like it's typical for the title block in the drawing but, like I told, without success.

 

If somebody has a solution or a hint for workaround it would be nice.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Christian

5 REPLIES

Re: Attribute in CAM template

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

If it was in an expression, you could use inter-part expressions.

I think the attribute stuff is only for drafting/drawings, but I could be wrong.

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Attribute in CAM template

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hello Ken,

thanks for your reply, but I suppose I have to create the interpart expressions everytime by myself. 

Or is there a possibility for automation?

 

Regards

Christian

Re: Attribute in CAM template

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

You can automate in in NX10.

I know IPEs change in ?NX11?, so I'm "looking forward" to our next upgrade ;-)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Attribute in CAM template

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Many of the things available for drafting are specific to drafting and nowhere else available.

Remember that modeling, drafting and manufacturing are developed separately, without deep relations. This also surfaces in the separate material libraries and no ability to reuse the modeling material in manufacturing.

"We CAM guys like to be on or own" (sarcasm intended) Smiley Wink

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.2, FBM, MRL 3.1.7 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 11.4
Development: C (ITK), .NET, Tcl/Tk Testing: NX12.0 | AWC 3.4 Preparing: NX12.0

Employees of the customers, together we are strong Smiley Wink
How to Get the Most from Your Signature in the Community
NX Customization - Best Practice Guide

Re: Attribute in CAM template

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

In the parent (template) part, create the expression & set to a value (for your example, it should be a string expression), e.g. "Manufacturer" = "Temp"

 

Now create your assembly.

Record a journal of setting the "Manufacturer" expression to an IPE based on the component's equivalent expression.

 

Then (not particularly trivial for a newbie) convert that journal to make it more generic (i.e. pick the component, find the expression, etc.)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled