We use the UGMaster / UGPart model for our 3D vs 2D datasets.
But, the UGMaster is the same Dataset type for Part, Sheetmetal, & Assembly...
Is there way to know what type of CAD file: part vs sheet metal vs Assembly the dataset in via an attribute in TC?
We do not want to identify this in the sting of the file name.
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Check for the property 'Has Any Components' of the UGMASTER dataset.
If value is 'TRUE' then it has component/sub assembly etc.
If value is 'FALSE' then it is a piece part.
About the CAD content of the UGMASTER dataset, I am not sure if there is any straight and simple way to query about the actual type of part geometry (part/sheet metal etc.)
Testing: NX 11 | NX 12 | TCIN
TC 11.2 | TC Vis 11.3 | AWC 3.2
I don't think there's any reliable way OOTB to determine that a part is a sheet metal part. If you knew you could depend on users to select the Sheet Metal template on the New Item dialog you could reference the DB_SEED_PART_USED value of the UGPartAttributesForm in the UGMASTER Named References (e.g., sheet-metal-mm-template/A). Other than that, going forward you're going to have to define something yourself that's more dependable.
We have a similar ER already submitted:
ER 5749359 - Assign an attribute to a part file to identify the part as an assembly or piece part in Windows.
Please consider contacting GTAC to submit a new ER.