I would like to link a length property in the configuration properties/description field. For each configuration it will show the appropriate length.
Is it possible to do this?
I would use a design table like this:
Thanks for the reply...
I am not trying do drive model dimensions as your answer would suggest. I am just trying to "display" the length value in the "description" field.
Just link dimension to property (let it be LENGTH) and voila!
Yes, I know it can be linked in the Summary Information/Configuration tab as you show. I would like it to be in the "Description" field in the Configuration Properties.
It depends where you wont to show concatenated properties (custom properties + dims + ...).
For drawings the easy way to concatenate parameters in notes or BOM's cells is inserting links as shown:
and result of concatenation:
I don't see a way to get any linked information into that field.
What I've always done is create a design table and use
=CONCATENATE(B1, " Inches")
Where the B column contains the dimension I am trying to capture into the Configuration Name.
You can use more fields and string them together however you need.
Mostly we use some custom bolts and I'll capture the bolt length, thread length, bolt diameter, etc.
Let us know if you figure a means to capture that dimension in the Configuration Description field... It would be something to know and maybe I or someone else on the forum may have a use for that functionality.
This is the only way I can do it without a design table.
That may work to get it into a custom property, but it doesn't show in the Configuration Property box that Scott M. shows above (at least it didn't seem to work for me, SW 2014 SP5).
It will in any configuration but default
I didn't think to create a new configuration to test it... Just used the default...
Thanks for the clarification.
Hey Scott M. , does Charles' solution work?
close, but not quite...
The field I need it in is as shown in the attached screen shot(in red circle).
Charles has it in Summary Information/Configuration Specific Tab.
Well, this may require an Enhancement Request...
Seems to me that the Configuration Description should be linked to that configuration specific property "Description"... Why wouldn't it be?
Let me know if you create the Enhancement Request...I'll vote for it.
Use a design table to get the description data you're looking for and then create a property in the table (it's $PRP@DESC in the attached).
For this property column, reference the corresponding cell in the DESCRIPTION column.
In your drawing, create a custom property BOM column pointed at DESC.
This post might help you out.
Link to Property suffixes, Configuration Description
It is listed as answered, but scroll down to the reply post from Kevin Chandler. This might solve your problem.
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