I have a multiple instances of the the same valve (part) that I use in an assembly. I want do display a unique tag number on each valve in an assembly, ideally as if it is a printed label on the valve (white, rectangular background with black letters that can be applied to a flat or curved surface of the valve). I am thinking that I would create one or more Wraps at the part level with Text linked to the Component Reference. However, I am running into problems:
- Is there a better method for this seemingly common application? (Decals seem appropriate but I don't see a way to make the text linkable to a part property.)
- My wrap fails if I try to include the tape (rectangular white background) due to doubly nested contours (text within rectangle, holes within text ("d")). Do I have to make 2 wraps?
- Can I link the text to the Component Reference? Not sure it exists at the part level. If it does, how do set the text link to it?
- Is there a method for making a tag label as block or part that could be applied to parts easily?