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Manipulate Description Value Text/Expression?

Question asked by Dave Bear on Apr 14, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2019 by Dave Bear

G'day folks,

 

Can I manipulate a "Description" value to achieve the following results?

 

Scenario :- I have created a template to model an angled handrail stanchion. For this particular stanchion, the base mounting plate can only be at an angle of between 0-14 degrees (from horizontal) before it would become necessary for it to have a different profile base mounting plate.

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Within my template, the first sketch has been named "Angle Required" and within that sketch the dimension for the angle has been given the primary value of "ANGLE".

 

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Now, as a standard part from the supplier, you would dictate this stanchion as "Stanchion Angle Mounted 0-14 degrees (AM)" and then might add a note confirming the actual angle (specific) that you require. Hence, my part "Description" is as you see below.......

 

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What I would like to know is if it is possible to manipulate the value/expression automatically so that the result would replace the '0-14 Deg' with the actual property of "ANGLE" in the sketch? So, for example, I was to edit the dimension in the sketch to 6 degrees, my Evaluated Value for "Description" would then automatically update to "Stanchion Angled Mounted 6 Deg (AM)".

 

So in essence the "Value/Text Expression" field might need some form of expression like, "Stanchion Angle Mounted (=ANGLE@Angle Required) (AM)", if that makes sense?

 

Yep, I know that I can just as easily overwrite the field each time I create one of these parts, but why should I have to remember to do that if it can be achieved automatically?

 

Any and all advice greatly appreciated.

 

Dave.

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