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How do I use a PART name and pieces of it to populate Drawings and BOM's?

Question asked by Charles McCall on Jan 16, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2013 by Charles McCall

Hello All,


I have been given a task of trying to figure out how to use our part number, revision, and description from my Solidworks file to populate a "Drawing Title Block" and "BOM" in my drawings and assemblies.


I want my part file "12345-123-01 Rev01 (or"A") Start Part.sldprt" or sections of this file name to populate the BOM and Title blocks automatically.


We use the "Summary Information Custom" Tab to Fill-in our part info manually but I want this to be populated automatically.


I want the first 12 characters of the file name to fill in the "Drawing Number" Value tab, the next 5 characters to fill in "Revision" Value tab and the last sting of characters to fill in the "Description" Value tab as shown below.


Any help or a push in the right direction with some literature on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.






Summary Infromation Tab.jpg