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exclude from BOM based on the name of the part

Question asked by Peter De Vlieger on Sep 22, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 25, 2017 by Elmar Klammer

Situation :

We have certain parts that get used rather often. Unfortunately there wasn't really a set manner to name them but all of them have "start" it them.

E.g.: startflens_PP ,  startflens_RVS , HDPE_start , PVC_start, etc.


Now I was wondering if someone could possibly write a macro that checked if a part containing "start" was present in either an ASM or a sub-ASM of the open ASM and if so set that part's component properties as 'exclude from BOM'


If it would be to difficult to check on "start" with wildcard possibilities both prefixing and suffixing it then perhaps one could make it even more open ended by basing the search parameter on a list of exact names of parts in which case it could have a much more general use because then one would solely have to modifying the item(s) in the list as need be.


Anyone having some spare time and willingness to devise something like that or is there an option I'm overlooking so that one can set 'exclude from bom' in the part itself prior to actually using it in an ASM.