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Detail: pro_mp_mass reported value


Detail: pro_mp_mass reported value

I need to figure out how to show the weight in a table which means I need to use the pro_mp_mass, but I can't get it to work. I know I can just type in &pro_mp_mass in a table cell and it will work, but I need to show the kg value in grams such as weight=pro_mp_mass/1000. The repeat region relations seem to only work on regular parameters, not the pro_mp ones.

It should work since it works in the model relations.

WF 2.0


Karen Moore

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Hi Karen – not sure if you got an answer to this but you can definitely do this, but I think you will have to create a parameter.

For example, at my prior company we worked in English units, but we needed to show weight in grams and the volume in centimeters cubed on our drawings for quoting purposes.

So what we did was create 2 parameters called DRAWING_WEIGHT and DRAWING_VOLUME – I forget the exact relations but you will need these parameters in each part if you want to show it in a table I “think.”

All that being said, there is an even slicker way to do this though I never had a chance to set it up before I left. The problem we had is, if using the method above, if the units for the model got changed to anything other than default then now your relations don’t calculate properly. I actually talked to tech support about this and again I can’t remember the specifics but you should be able to create the parameter BUT also assign its units as well (therefore making the parameter “smart”) so that even if the model units change the parameter’s value itself does not.

Kevin Alexander

Senior Application Engineer - TriStar, Inc.

Kevin Alexander,

That is one of the things that I HAVE to do ALL of the time with our tables.
It is really a PAIN. Imagine if you have a quantity of 12 nuts and another
12 bolts and another 12 lockwashers...etc.etc.etc. Can you see how this gets
to be a bit time consuming.

You will have to add these parameters to components, not parts. So that
means tagging them ONE BY ONE.

I recommend using a parameter that is available at the part or assembly
level and eliminating any need to tag components.

Michael P. Locascio

I may not have made it clear, the parameters I am talking about were at the part/assembly level – in fact they were in our start parts/asm as well.


Kevin Alexander

Senior Application Engineer - TriStar, Inc.

insert attached file into your part relations and create a parameter in a table cell &PRO_MP_MASS:XX [.2] where XX represents the [.2]part or assemblyid and [.2] restricts the result to 2 places.

Scott Davis

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