Okay, I've been going at this for hours now and I’m having no luck. Hopefully someone on here has had a similar issue and can help…
We add “_bulk” to bulk item part numbers to differentiate them from actual parts.
For example, if we have part number “AB1234” the bulk item version of this (if necessary) is “AB1234_BULK”
The issue is when populating the BOM, “AB1234_BULK” appears as the part number (asm.mbr.name) for the bulk items and we only want it to display “AB1234”.
I created a relation in the bulk part itself which creates a parameter that truncates anything containing “_bulk”. So, out of the box, the bulk item “AB1234_BULK” contains a parameter named “bulkname” that automatically generates the value “AB1234”.
Next, in the assembly BOM relations, I simply want to write a relation that replaces “asm_mbr_name” with “asm_mbr_bulkname” whenever it sees “_bulk” as a value. Is this possible?
Currently, my BOM relations are as follows:
But, I get absolutely no change to the BOM when doing this, or when trying anything for that matter... it just stays the same as if I did nothing.
Is there a symbol for “contains” as opposed to “equal to”?
How would I go about this?
I am a novice at relations so the more in layman's terms he better.
Thanks in advance.
Your relation isn't doing what you think it's suppose to be doing. The way it's written it doesn't search for asm.mbr.name that contains "_bulk" it is searching for a part whose name is _bullk.
if this is a bulk item try this:
IF asm_mbr_type == "BULK ITEM"
name = asm_mbr_bulkname
name = asm_mbr_name
In your BOM the column for the part name should have: