is there anyway in solidworks to compare the dim of a object and to give it a certain part# if it meets those dimension
so in short let say you have to make alot of pipes of diff length and each length pipe has have to a diff part #
lets call length of pipe A=
if A=5" it get part# 12345
if A=6" it gets part# 12346
this is a simple example of course
but i was wondering if there something like this? that can automatically got into a part grab my labeled "a" dim and compare it to some kind of database
and that when i'm detailing a part it would automatically put the correct part number into a text field?
right now we create a part... detail the part and then compare that part to a table and then manually type the part number in
if the created part is not in the table we just make a new part# this leads to parts with the same dim getting diff part number
as we don't have a east way of searching already created parts to compare
although off the top my head if we created a database with all the reasonable configurations of a part it would probably be under 2000 parts
i'm sure there nothing like this already but could something like this be done?