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Create family of parts with excel

Is possible to create family of parts or assemblies with excel?

Tiago
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Re: Create family of parts with excel

Could you explain exactly what you want to do?

Carlos Melo
Cadflow

Re: Create family of parts with excel

Olá Carlos,

Yes I can, as far I have tested In SE, it's not very user friendly to create the family of parts and family of assemblies. So and according to my experience with other CAD packages, that uses Excel to generate those members, is far more versatile.

see the next video with one example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBNZz3CwzN4

I have several parts that requires more than 1000 families members, so the use of excel is far more versatile.

Another thing is the way that we can choose the family member. Is there a possibility to search a member acording to some parameters? For example find a specific member by searching for diameter 100mm and lenght 300mm?

My wish would be something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWUMz4kXalc&list=PLFtrIw0XC9RDOAUaLdaqjgJgdjDca6yLN&index=4

This is developed inside the template, isn't a macro or a app.
Tiago

Re: Create family of parts with excel

May I ask why?  The Family of Parts design table is very similar to Excel and allows you to suppress features and modify dimensions

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

Re: Create family of parts with excel

Yes You can.

Most of the families are very similar between them. Some of the components increases the lenght 5 mm between them, very is to do in excel.. or we even can make a formula.
Tiago

Re: Create family of parts with excel

See also inventor ilogic. I think it's really interesting feature. If there were something similar in solidedge, it would be fantastic
Tiago

Re: Create family of parts with excel

very easy to do in SE in the design table

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

Re: Create family of parts with excel

Olá Tiago,

 

Please contact us through email (I sent you a PM) and we can fill in an Enhancement Request so that it can be evaluated in future versions, ok?

 

Best regards,

Carlos

Re: Create family of parts with excel

Hi,

I am waiting for this for years and hoped in every years the next version would  have this feature.

Re: Create family of parts with excel

Hello everyone,

 

I've asked my VAR to insert an ER to make this improvment.

 

My idea is to create families similar to this way:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW2ahuD9Pvc

 

Then, after create the families, user can make some filters, where he can pick in an easy way, the correct member of the family.

https://youtu.be/6_eE3_Z4GUg?t=267

 

The Id for this is:

 

ID 8939909

 

I invite all of you that would welcome this new feature to SolidEdge, to add your license id to this ER. And hope that SolidEdge developers to introduce it, as soon as possible.

 

thanks

 

Tiago