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Remove the 80 Character Barrier for String Parameters

Remove the 80 Character Barrier for String Parameters

Please remove the 80 Character barrier/limit in STRING Parameters.  If a String Parameter is allowed to be entered in PDMLink then it should be able to be as long as required.  Also Word Wrapping in Tables allows for longer text to be effectively entered but now the limiting factor is the 80 characters that is a max in Parameters.

7 Comments
saw
11-Garnet
11-Garnet

I would also like to have the capability to restrict the length of parameters.  I know this can be done in MC, but having something that prevents it in the first place allows quicker reaction times from the designer. 

 

I am mostly considering parameters that may have downstream limits and since we send some parameter values to wt.Parts from CAD then those limits may or may not be imposed based on Business Rules at release.  If we can stop the cut from happening in the first place, we don't have to worry about applying the bandage, whether big or small.

LawrenceS
17-Peridot

This is also a problem for the Creo Table Repeat Region Filters when you want to do an OR statement.  E.g.

  • &asm.mbr.DESCRIPTION==*O-RING*,*BACK*UP*,*D*RING*,*SOLO*SEAL*,*PAR*BA*,*D*SEAL*,*P*SEAL
mfischer
17-Peridot
Status changed to: Under Consideration

Currently, Creo Parametric does not support file and feature names greater than 31 characters (Unite supports up to 75 characters), white spaces, special characters and mixed cases.   This limitation also impacts areas within Creo; such as dialogs, relations, family tables, model tree, etc.  As a result of this limitation, names are truncated, or not allowed, which presents a major usability issue raised by users.

 

PTC is aware of these limitation and is currently researching efforts to remove the naming restrictions in a future release. 

 

As part of this effort, PTC will hope to deliver a solution that will support names up to 179 characters, spaces and special characters.  The plan will be to remove these restrictions in file names, model names, features, parameters, Model Tree, dialogs, family tables, layers, toolkit, Unite and all other areas impacted by this limitation.

 

Regards,

Mark Fischer

Sr. Director, CAD Product Management

LawrenceS
17-Peridot

@mfischer, this is great to hear!  I would give your response a thumbs up but unfortunately that option is missing for some reason.

mezell
2-Guest

We are using common name for part and assembly descriptions in drawing BOMs. It is very common for a components to require more than 80 characters, and Windchill allows more than 80 characters for for Name.

Michael_Martin
13-Aquamarine

@mfischer, do you have an update on this?

mfischer
17-Peridot
Status changed to: Implementation In Progress

PTC understands the strong interest for this enhancement in Creo.  As such, the implementation for supporting long names, special characters and spaces is underway.  Our hope will be to deliver the support in a future release of Creo.