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Swap elements in asy by file poperties

Hello Experts!!

 

I would like to kindly ask you how ,or is it even possible, to automatically swap elements in asembllies SE ST 5 . Let me describe my horrible problem.

I have many huge assemblies consists some "old" standard elements. These 3d elements are placed in many folder locations, but in one folder named A. I would like to swap these elements by new ones, but all located in folder B.

 

The swap recognition of particullar file is defined by file properties>project>project name.

 

Is it possible to automatically swap these elements by this data? May you help me with the code?

 

Thanks a lot!!

 

G. Wit

 

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Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

Ok first thing that comes to my mind, let see if this can help

 

At the assembly level create a query using  the project name

 

Run the query

 

What ever will be found will be place in the select set.

 

Next step will be to hit replace

 

http://www.soliddna.com/SEHelp/ST5/EN/w_z/xid377363.htm

 

http://www.soliddna.com/SEHelp/ST5/EN/i_v/rplcpt1a.htm

 

Query

 

 

Let us know if this hep

Re: Swap elements in say by file properties

Hello!!

 

Thank you for your respond. Unfortunately I knew about this option however its not solving my terrible issue.

I have never wrote code for SE but I think its possible to swap elements by file properties automatically..

 

Guys, Any ideas or hints?!!


SolidDNA wrote:

Ok first thing that comes to my mind, let see if this can help

 

At the assembly level create a query using  the project name

 

Run the query

 

What ever will be found will be place in the select set.

 

Next step will be to hit replace

 

http://www.soliddna.com/SEHelp/ST5/EN/w_z/xid377363.htm

 

http://www.soliddna.com/SEHelp/ST5/EN/i_v/rplcpt1a.htm

 

Query

 

 

Let us know if this hep


 

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

I don't know how much data you are looking at modifying but yes this could be implemented programmatically but there is time investment to develop a program to do this.  Will the time spent to implement a programmatic solution be greater than time spent just doing this activity manually?  Sometimes an intern pushing buttons manually can be a lot cheaper solution in both time and money than a programmer implementing an automated solution.

 

Again without knowing all the specifics, the Solid Edge Data Prep tools could also potentially be a method to achieve your goal.

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

David,

 

Thank you for double feedbackSmiley Happy I estimate swap all this elements would take half of year for 3 persons, on the 2nd hand I dont know how much cost the outsourced code..anyway

May you, or somebody else?, have some access how to program in SE?? 

 

I will be really highly appreciate for any help or any guidelines!!

 

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

Dou you operate under a manage environement?

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

Hi,

What you mean manage?

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

"managed" -- Are you running Solid Edge Embedded Client i.e. Teamcenter, Solid Edge Insight, Solid Edge SharePoint or some 3rd party data management solution?

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

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Based on your feedback I would suggest looking at the data prep tools.  There is a small learning curve to using these but that would be no different to the learning and/or deveopment curve for writing a custom program.

Re: Swap elements in asy by file poperties

Yes, company currently running SE embadded client. BTW, where should be placed Solid Edge SharePoint? I can't see this app?? Data prep tools? Where are these?? Thanks a lot!