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Snared at last by repeat regions. Parts order control? SUMMARY

BrentDrysdale
7-Bedrock

Snared at last by repeat regions. Parts order control? SUMMARY

Hi folks,
I had a couple of replies saying I could use the sort function in Table/ Repeat Region.../ Sort Regions/ Add/ then choosing Forward or Backward. This does reorder the list but none of the choices give me the original order. Thanks to Todd for pointing me to the Help topic.
James sent me a second message saying I could use
TableRepeat RegionFix Index(pick the table)(now pick the one you want first and assign it to 1 when prompted)(now pick the next one you want and assign it to2 when prompted)(work your way through the table)Done....(and presto!!! they shift to the order you designated)
I have not investigated this but it looks possible.

Some more detail.
In the original drawing the order shows as per the order in the model tree. This is what I would expect.
In my newer drawing of a new instance with some extra parts (at the end of the model tree and suppressed in the generic) the order seems random. The item that was first is now last but the order is not completely reversed, other items are out of the reverse sequence order. Head is being scratched.


In the end I threw all my toys out of the sandpit and windows copied the first drawing then replaced the assembly instance and voilà! The table that was there updated in the original order with my extra part tacked on the end as it should. Still no wiser why it chose a different order when I made a new table and repeat region but hey my immediate problem is solved and I learned some stuff along the way. Nothing like a sledgehammer to fix a problem:-) Regards, Brent Drysdale
Regards, Brent Drysdale
Mechanical Designer
Tait Electronics Ltd (www.taitworld.com)
New Zealand
Ph. +64 3 358 1093

Brent Drysdale wrote:Hi Folks,
Over many years I have mostly avoided Repeat Regions and BoM Balloons and this has come back to bite me on the hearse. It is getting close to the holiday season so the people I thought to ask are not available at the moment hence this post.

I have the table/balloons working correctly in every aspect except one. My list has populated in what seems to be a random order of parts. There is another drawing for this assembly using another Family Table Instance and that has a different parts order. I would like the order of parts to be the same in both drawings.

I have not been able to find anything in HELP to explain how to control the order in a repeat region so am hoping this will be something easy that one of you out there can explain (or point to where this is in the help system). What surprises me is that the order in the repeat region is not the same as the order of parts in the assembly (or at least for me anyway).


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Regards, Brent Drysdale
Regards, Brent Drysdale
Mechanical Designer
Tait Electronics Ltd (www.taitworld.com)
New Zealand
Ph. +64 3 358 1093
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