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Initiate the "Insert Component" property manager

Question asked by Aaron Larson on Dec 19, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2012 by Aaron Larson

Is there a way to initiate the "Insert Component" property mangager without completing the component insertion?  Below is my reason:

 

We have a design library which has many folders and subfolders essentially with a goal of having 1 part per folder so that the users can logically navigate to find what they need.  This is really cumbersome and because the parts are checked into our PLM system.  So, updating a series of parts from the sytem is cumbersome because each part has to be checked out into its own folder to avoid issues. 

 

I have a database apart from the PLM that contains some basic information about the parts in the library.  I have a nice little user form in a macro that searches through this database to locate a part.  What I'd like to be able to do is insert a part from the form. The AddComponent functions don't get what I need because I want the smart mate functionality of the library components.  So I'd like to be able to pull the part in the "Insert Component" property manager and fire that so the user can "drag & drop" the components into their assembly. 

 

BTW we're on 2009 and soon to upgrade to 2011.

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