4 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2018 9:37 AM by Robert Conklin

    save part with description

    James Baron

      I just moved form 2014 to 2018. I no longer have the ability to save a description of  created part or assembly . The file name works fine but I need to add part description when searching 1000's of parts.

        • Re: save part with description
          Dave Bear

          Hi James,

          How did you use to do it with SW2014?

           

          Dave.

          • Re: save part with description
            Rubén Rodolfo Balderrama

            Why do not you use a numeric file name and description all text as you want?

            Here We use the numeric code of the client to which we add extra codes that defines the operation of the tool or type of product

            JX61-A10277-G Reinf frt S / M inr LH (customer's product)

            JX61-A10277-G-A10-000     Cutting Die tooling

            JX61-A10277-G-10-011       Punch                   (E.g. of a punch in die)

            JX61-A10277-G-A20-000    Stamping die

            JX61-A10277-G-A00-000    Control gauge

            JX61-A10277-G-A600-000   Container ISO

            JX61-A10277-G-A600-001    Pallete

            JX61-A10277-G-A700-000    Welding tooling

            JX61-A10277-G-700-038      Tower + clamp    (E.g. tower on welding tooling)

            JX61-A10277-G-A300-001    Rack + Products

            JX61-A10277-G-A300-000    Rack

             

            Extra code A means Assy if you dont have one it means a part

            • Re: save part with description
              Tony Tieuli

              James Baron wrote:

               

              I just moved form 2014 to 2018. I no longer have the ability to save a description of created part or assembly . The file name works fine but I need to add part description when searching 1000's of parts.

              I'm using SWX 2018 SP2.0.

              You can add a description by clicking where the arrow is pointing in the image below.

               

              description.png

               

              It opens a box to insert your description.

               

               

              Hope this helps.

              • Re: save part with description
                Robert Conklin

                I am currently on SW 2016

                Just curious do you use the Windows File Explorer to show the "Description" Field as shown below?

                using the custom Prop in SW to describe the part?

                And if you do, do you find "Windows File Explorer" getting up set and bombing out when you try to scroll a subdirectory that has many many parts in it?   I do.

                 

                Even in the SW file open dialog box it was handy to see description, and even do sort on it to help find a part!

                I used to use it all the time BUT with a windows update the "Windows File Explorer" started getting up set and bombing out, particularly in large sub-directories

                So I no longer use it.