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Parameter name change and update

Please see the scenario below,All Pro/E parts and assemblieshave the parameter name ECO and a value associacated with it. As a clean-up exercise one has decided to change the name of the parameter from ECO to ECN. Just the parameter name change and all the values remain the same. How can this be achieved? I am looking for a automated process not manual method as the number of Pro/E objects that need the clean-up are around 500000 objects.If we have the answer to the above the next question is that most of the parts and assemblies have drawings which call for the old ECO parameter name in the table cell. How will the drawing table cell get updated with the new parameter name? again I am only looking for auto process not manual method for reasons same as above.Any help is appreciated
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Parameter name change and update

This can be automated in all PTC's APIs (WebLink, J-Link or Pro/Toolkit),
but Pro/Toolkit or J-Link would be the preferred as they can connect
asynchronous to Pro/E.
As far as I know none of them have a parameter rename function, so you
will have to build you own based on reading the ECO value, creating the
ECN parameter with this value and then delete the ECO parameter. Be aware
that you can not delete a parameter if it is used in a relation.
On your drawings you must find the cell in the titleblock that calls out
the ECO parameter and change the note. This can be hard, as you have to
find the titleblock based on characteristics. Also it may have been called
out in other notes on the drawing.

To go through 500000 objects will take some time and all objects will get
modified. Another approach could be to change this parameter as needed
either manually or by using a tool based on one of the APIs.



"Joginder Matharu" <joginder_matharu@syntelinc.com>
12-11-2007 19:58
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Please see the scenario below,All Pro/E parts and assemblies have the
parameter name ECO and a value associacated with it. As a clean-up
exercise one has decided to change the name of the parameter from ECO to
ECN. Just the parameter name change and all the values remain the same.
How can this be achieved? I am looking for a automated process not manual
method as the number of Pro/E objects that need the clean-up are around
500000 objects.If we have the answer to the above the next question is
that most of the parts and assemblies have drawings which call for the old
ECO parameter name in the table cell. How will the drawing table cell get
updated with the new parameter name? again I am only looking for auto
process not manual method for reasons same as above.Any help is
appreciated----------