Here's another one for the efficiency macro experts.
As do many companies, we used two Description Properties in the drawing for our title block.
"Description" is the first line, and "Description 2" is the second line.
All of our parts/assys also have these properties, as we use PDMWorks. Great.
I would like to have the Title Block linked directly to the part/assy file, and this is completely doable.
But, here's the rift: The Assy BOM only reads the "Description" property. So if you 'split' the information between the Desc and Desc2 props to fill in the title block, then the information in the BOM table is incomplete.
Example: In part, fill in Properties "Description": Brkt, Mounting, N2 "Description 2": Valve Assy
So, if I have the Title Block linked to the two properties, it works and looks good.
But, now I make an assy drawing and add the BOM: the description reads: "Brkt, Mounting, N2" -- and that's it.
How do you all work with this?
What I'm trying to do is eliminate the need to have duplicate manual entry of text between parts/assys and drawings -- this is error prone and a time waster.
Here's a solution that could likely be done with a macro:
Enter FULL Description into part/assy "Description" field: Brkt, Mounting, N2 Valve Assy -- this allows BOM to show full desc.
Now, run macro in Drawing. Macro takes the part/assy property "Description" and splits it into two drawing props, "Description" and "Description 2" for the title block.
The macro should be able to be adjusted (internally) for how many characters make up the "Description", and should recognize that a comma at the end of the line belongs in the first prop. It would then write the remainder into "Description 2"
Any thoughts? Is this possible? Does anyone want to give it a try?
If I knew any programming I would do it myself but alas, I don't know how to do this.
Thanks for the read,