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How to quickly change drawing view configurations?

Question asked by Toft Bill on Feb 25, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2019 by Deepak Gupta

I have an assembly (like an outdoor shed) that can be ordered in 9 versions (product options) and in 16 Widths and 7 Lengths, (but only 1 height!). I have a top level assembly with all 1008 possible configurations. There are 7x16=112 "size" configurations (Product option 1) each with 8 derived configurations (product options 2 to 9).

 

I need a drawing with just the BOM and an ISO view on the sheet (no dimensions). To keep drawing sizes manageable, I have a separate drawing file for each Product option & Length (9x7=56 separate drawing files). And each drawing file has 16 sheets (one per Width). I then use a great utility from #TASK to export all 16 BOM's into one Excel file which is used by the supplier to enter into their order system.

 

After doing the first drawing file (Option #1 in Length #1 and 16 Width pages), I saved it as a new name & MANUALLY went through all 16 sheets and used the drop-down configuration lists to select the new desired BOM & ISO view.  Simple but BORING. The configuration list is so long it takes time to scroll down to the right one.

 

Question: Is there a way to externally edit the drawing file (like in a text editor)? Then I could do a search & replace to change those 2 configuration names on each sheet.

I guess what I am looking for is the equivalent of a "Design Table for Drawing Views".

All suggestions welcomed!

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