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I would like to be able to pass some standard Part property attributes from Modeling to Model Manager i.e. Mass, Volume, Material & Density.
Additionally, I have ready access to SolidWorks, Inventor & Creo Parametric 2.0 - for which i can quite easily pass those Part properties to Model Manager... It seems a shame that it's easier to pass these attributes from third party applications than our own,
It is possible to do this currently, although it takes some customization. In help, go to the "Documentation for advanced users" section, select "Integration Kit", then "Concepts and Tutorials" and look for "Defining Database Exchanged Attributes (for Administrators)". One issue is that your ModelManager instance may not have mass, volume, or density attributes; you may have to get it configured to add them. In my ModelManager instance, I do have Material at the Masterdata level.
Hi Peter, thanks for your comments - I should have been a little clearer with my description. I have investigated the the attribute passing functionality in the integration kit, and this is where my ENHANCEMENT was borne from. Writing your own LISP customisation for this function is more difficult, cumbersome and less than intuitive method for functionality, that I believe should in the base product and readily available (out of the box).
The reason i think this is that i have experience of using other CAD Apps (Creo\SolidWorks\Inventor) etc - and I find these values much more readily available as a 'passable' attribute. (Part -> Properties)... Using the PDM Integrator for Model Manager, I can very easily access the Properties from Creo\SolidWorks\Inventor, but not from the primary CAD App that MM is designed around (Elements\Direct).
Re: Model Manager - you are correct, with the expception of MATERIAL, I will have to create the relevant attributes (MASTERDATA in my opinion) in the class. This is considerably easier than making the attribute available in modeling
In short - the ENHANCEMENT raising is that the passing of these attributes should be in the out of the box, base functionality - not additional customisation. MASS, VOLUME, DENSITY etc are standard, generic, part properties that should be readily available for reference in Model Manager.
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