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-A700-000 Welding tooling
JX61-A10277-G-700-038 Tower + clamp (E.g. tower on welding tooling)
JX61-A10277-G-A300-001 Rack + Products
Extra code A means Assy if you dont have one it means a part
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.
It opens a box to insert your description.
Hope this helps.
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.