Our company standard for weldment drawings is to have the welded assembly shown on Page 1 and the machined items that make up that part detailed out individually on the following sheets. So, for a welded part that has 5 items, items 2 and 5 of the weldment cut list have to go thru the machine shop, the others can be cut to length. Page 2 of the drawing will detail out item 2 and page 3 will detail out item 5. Is there a way for me to tell thru api what item numbers are on those sheets?
The reason I want to do this is to incorporate that information into a PDM task. I have a variable on a data card called "Output Machining Model" which is checked when the drawing is created. I modified the Convert task in PDM so that if that variable is checked it will output a .dwg file to a specified folder for the machine shop in addition to the .pdf that is created for assembly. I still have to go into that folder when the task runs and rename the file with the Item Number at the end. I am trying to do this automatically. I have very little programming experience, but since my company just implemented PDM, I became the admin and have started to learn programming because there are many macros for us that would be useful. As for finding the weldment cutlist item number of a part in a drawing, I am not sure where to start.
Thanks in advance.