Convert All Command

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What does the "Convert All" command do? Here's what the help says about it:
Converts all property text in the current document into plain text. When you convert
property text into plain text, it is no longer updated when file properties change.
When would you use such a command and why?
Thanks,
Ed

2 REPLIES

Re: Convert All Command

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Ed,
First you need tu understand Property Text.
Property Text is a way you can create text in Callout and Balloon that is
derived from properties of files.
For example you can create text that extracts the File Name or File Author
and display it on the drawing.
The input string is the property name. The displayed string is the extracted
value.
In Solid Edge it goes beyond the local draft file. You create drawings of 3D
models.
You can create text that is extracted from properties of those referenced
models.
Now for Convert All.
Let's say you have created a design and drawings and then release the
drawing.
You may want to ensure that nothing can change on the drawing after that
point..
You want to make sure that if changes are made to the design, the drawing
does not change.
In this case you can convert the property text to simple text.
The input string is changed to the output string and no longer references
the property.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Convert All Command

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Rick,
OK, I see where it can be very useful. Thanks for the great explanation!
Ed
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ed,
>First you need tu understand Property Text.
>Property Text is a way you can create text in Callout and Balloon that is
>
>derived from properties of files.
>For example you can create text that extracts the File Name or File Author
>
>and display it on the drawing.
>The input string is the property name. The displayed string is the extracted
>
>value.
>In Solid Edge it goes beyond the local draft file. You create drawings of
>3D
>models.
>You can create text that is extracted from properties of those referenced
>
>models.
>
>Now for Convert All.
>Let's say you have created a design and drawings and then release the
>drawing.
>You may want to ensure that nothing can change on the drawing after that
>point..
>You want to make sure that if changes are made to the design, the drawing
>
>does not change.
>In this case you can convert the property text to simple text.
>The input string is changed to the output string and no longer references
>
>the property.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>