I'm currently structuring our new templates here at work and I'm looking to have it so that some of the fields on the drawing sheet (eg. Drawing Number) are actually a combination of a number of different custom properties.
Now on the drawing sheet I can combine them by just referencing each field to print after the previous one. However, I can't do the same in the BOM because each column just references one custom property. If my "Drawing Number" was made up fo three separate fields, I'd need three columns in the BOM to report the drawing number, whereas I'd like to do it in one.
Is there any way to combine multiple custom property fields into one?
Furthermore is there any way to apply logic to the way referenced custom properties appear on a sheet?
I could make the reference for "Drawing Number": "custpropfield1" - "custpropfield2" - "custpropfield3" where "custpropfieldX" is the various sections of my drawing number.
the drawback is that if I want to have a drawing number of "N/A" then it will then report as "- N/A -" with the hyphens still included.
It's looking likely that I'll can the flash stuff and just go back to using single-fields and use a third-party mass-editor like "Custom Property Propagator" to bulk-control the parts, but I'd still like to know if it's possible for future reference.
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