Using Report Index in notes (rpt.index won't work)
There have often been requests for how to use a Report Index/BOM Item number that is automatically assigned from a Repeat Region / BOM table. This parameter is rpt.index.
There are two problems. One is that the table uses a calculated output. The value does not exist until the table exists. The other is that multiple tables can exist in a single drawing and the various tables can have different values for the same component. To get the correct index number one would need a reference like:
I understand that a facility to pre-assign item numbers is coming via Windchill, but I've experienced organizations which assign multiple item numbers to the same item; my method works for those while the Windchill method will not.