Customer ordered to convert existing 1up tooling to 2up tooling. I’ve to use 1up tooling components as much as I can.
In the drawing Parts List, reusing old components and same but new components should appear in two different lines with their balloons indicating which is old [Size column ==> “Do Not Order (use old)”] and which is new.
I’m trying to find a way to do this through Attributes applied to component level; without making unique filenames for the same new components.
My attempt is by having different values in the attributes at component level (e.g. = Size1; Size2;….) to make them appear in Part List’s different rows! Is it a possibility?
I'll suggest the easiest option first... what about renaming the Component Name via the Component Properties? Your Parts List column will have to point to the $COMPONENT_NAME attribute for these to show:
I tried this method but it doesn't work as you discribed. I will kep trying again.
Since bulk edit is not possible, it's not an easy method.
Yes, that should be possible. Note that you might have to make the $COMPONENT_NAME column a "Key Field" in the column's settings.
Apparently making a column a “Key Field” is the answer. I don’t have to use $COMPONENT_NAME; instead I could have used “Size” column as my initial attempt (Bulk editing is possible). Now this opens to many other questions and I need to do some research to verify their behaviour.
Next immediate grave puzzle is Apply to = Component or Instance! What is the difference and how do they behave at assembly environment and part level? What is the easiest explanation?
I could get it work as intended, but I think the attribute navigation tools are insufficient and limited.
After defining Applied state, you could easily loose control of components. Unless I missed somthing special, newly introduced Bulk editing tools seem to be still at a primitive stage and have a huge potential for improvements.