Is there a way to point my customized callout to the ASM instead of the PRT? The connector number metadata that I'm attempting to target is in the ASM (highlighted in structure) and not the PRT. Please see my annotation and screenshots below.
<annotation id="ref_des" hasLeaders="true">
<description>Reference Harness ID</description>
<tooltip>Reference Harness ID</tooltip>
<line-style weight="1pt" color="#000000" halo="false" dashes="Solid" start="none" end="none"/>
<text font="Arial" size="10pt" color="#000000">
<useproperty category="Cable Parameters" name="REF_DES"/>
<shape type="rectangle" border="true"/>
No, I don't think so.
The only way to get asm. is via Automatic Callouts, which is another idea which I can't understand.....(also not putting "Dash Item" function for editing the table).... so many thing .....
and again I'm wondering why combining pars/asms can be done only in Edit Structure Tab. For welded elements it make sens, but for example if you want to show in Figure_1 some asm. and in Figure_2 parts in that asm you need to go back and forth in edit structure tab.
Gosh!!! Has someone there any sens of imagination in PTC Illustaration software?
Solution: add combining parts/asms in Home Tab - in struture tree, that will be refering only to the specific Figure.
It will be so nice. Don't you think?
In Edit Structure you can combine for those pars that are must be as whole, and in Home tab you will be able to choose what to combine in perticular figure.
Please support just listen to the community!!!
For not going back and forth from Edit Structure tab, you can add the same model to the file and one of them will be with combining parts and another not. This will cause that the file will be more have so have this in mind.
This won't work well.
You can't link the same model two times. If you want to do things once and never go back, you could do that. But otherwise you'd have to maintain two exactly the same models in Windchill with different name/number, do twice the work for each update, etc.
The only way to create callouts referencing different levels of assembly attributes is by editing structure and combining children, then creating the callout and editing the structure to reverse combination operation.
I'm not sure if this is true:
"You can't link the same model two times."
For me it works.... of course you have to do this via "import" in home tab.
Currently the assembly node must have geometry for a callout to be created at that level.
There is an idea for this enhancement already:
If you haven't already I would suggest adding a vote for it.