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.