Has anyone figured out an easy way to make new part numbers that make more sense than the default ones? Example: HX-SHCS 0.5-13x4.25x2-C to HX-SHCS ½-13 X 4.25? The default names are confusing for our assembly and purchasing people.
Click on Design Library, then click 'Configure Toolbox' (bolt icon) top right in design library.
Select the category you want and then tick "Allow Custom Configuration Name". Make the changes you want, save and that should be all I think. Having said that, I've never actually done it.
Just for the reason you noted, we added the ability to customize the configuration names in Toolbox. You can export them to Excel and create the names you like and then re-import them. A company I used to work for had a logical equation written that would generate the configuration name based on the specifics of the piece of hardware. It had a prefix to denote if the part was Inch or Metric, a standardized part number for the type of hardware e.g. 1001 was a Socket Head Cap Screw, a standardized size e.g. thread size x bolt length x thread length or washer size x ID x OD x thickness, and the material e.g. SS or BLK. The resulting configuration name would be along the lines of HM-1001-M6x10x10-BLK. As it turns out, this was the part number as well .
Hope this helps.
Create and maintain your own toolbox or a parts library then you can name them whatever you want, plus add custom properties for other applications, didn't use toolbox for years and not missing it......
I don't have time to edit thousands and thousands of fasteners by hand. Wondering if there is a some excel logic I could use that someone knows about
Mike Sveda, Export as Jody describes. The file will be sorted in a way that you can match easily enough. We then made an Excel export from our ERP system and grabbed all the fasteners, sorted them to match the Toolbox spreadsheet and then used a Vlookup function to grab the part numbers and descriptions from our ERP spreadsheet. With those columns of information added to our Toolbox spreadsheet we just re-imported it to Toolbox and we were done. Easy peazy!
See the attached, take a look at the design table and how easy it is to use and to change out sizes etc.. That is how I did most of my purchased items over the years..
For some reason i am unable to open this file, SW hangs up every time and i have to crash out of it.
I am running 2016 Sp05
Not sure why it would crash out, I do have an older version on 3dcontentcentral.com type my name in the search bar and there are a few different sizes there..
Yes, that opened fine. Thanks
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