In addition you can find parts with missing material, export the AV as excel file and many other formats.
I tend to use AV for checking the Graphics Triangles of my assy files so I can see who's slowing down the process. I'll then go back and adjust that file and speed things up. Thanks Alin Vargatu
Great idea! I might add that to my tool belt!
Using this macro allows me to read all the custom properties in a single folder and then I can easily change any custom property and write that information back into the files. The only issue I have using the SW AV is the amount of rows that can be displayed, I have a couple hundred Custom Properties and I'd have to always be changing the column properties, using the macro allows me to see the whole picture in one file.
I just had a look at this and found it SO disappointing!
Maybe I'm missing something that can kick it into more action?
Only a few columns of not very useful info are displayed by default. It doesn't even include number and description.
Changes you make to the columns apply only to that assembly, so must be set up in your assembly template. But any existing assemblies will not have the information I decided I wanted to "visualize".
- What decided which (tragically few and irrelevant) columns I have by default?
- Is there a way to make the useful columns I activated in my new assembly template appear in pre-existing assemblies?
- Is there an assembly visualization template stored somewhere that could be applied to existing assemblies? like a bom template?
- Is there a way to make it show all the custom properties that have been populated for components found in an assembly?
Show all the possible information and then let it be customized to reduce it. Then it would be useful.
As it is, it seems to be almost completely useless for my legacy data.
Maybe a macro is possible that could be applied to existing assemblies and run through all my legacy data so that there is some useful functionality. Of course now I implemented PDM standard that sort of thing is a lot more difficult than it was.... but that is a different nasty and annoying subject.
I like the idea of being able to save a default setup, or at least to save presets that can be easily recalled. My usage of AV is infrequent, normally when I'm presented with an informational challenge. This type of info was available at my finger tips back when I used AdeptPDM. If I want to compare custom properties, material or mass of all the parts in an assembly I just browsed to it in Adept and I could see all the data in neatly arranged columns and change the data just as easily (not mass I suppose). This, in my mind, is a huge short coming of EPDM and I'm using AV to fill those gaps. I no longer have a subscription service linked to my account, so I cannot add to or vote on the SW2019 Top Ten list, but I'd encourage you to do so.