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BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

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BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

I am starting a drawing from a drawing - SaveAs - lot of notes and other things that don't need to be redone.

I then add the new model and set it as active.

I have a BOM with a repeat region. For a lot of the other parameters in the drawing, I just erase the reference to the old model (usually :27 or something like that) and then when I press enter, the information from the current model (the one that is set at active) shows up.

Is there a way to do this for the BOM, else I have to delete it and bring it back in.

Thanks,

Dale

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Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

In the Table>Repeat Region menu manager click Model/Rep, then the repeat region and select the new assembly from the file open window to drive the repeat region. Watch out though - if you have parameters in cells in the table that are not in the repeat region they will not be driven by the new assembly.

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Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

Dale,

can you save a copy of your model with the option "rename_drawings_with_object both" set ?

If model and drawing have the same name the drawing will be created.

Reinhard

Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

In the Table>Repeat Region menu manager click Model/Rep, then the repeat region and select the new assembly from the file open window to drive the repeat region. Watch out though - if you have parameters in cells in the table that are not in the repeat region they will not be driven by the new assembly.

Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

I will test that shortly, but a quick question about the parameters.

You are talking about parameters in the cells that are not part of the repeat region. Are you talking about titles and other cells? These would probably be changed by them method I described above where you would right click on the cell and the delete the model reference (i.e. :27 or something like that) and when you exit, it would point to the current/active model.

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Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

Yes, that is correct.

Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

Does it have to be a family table to pick the Model/Rep, or can it be a totally unrelated model?

I can't see to have it pick the model of an unrelated model that I added to the drawing.

Thanks, Dale

Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

As far as I can tell it can be a totally unrelated model. I was just doing some experiementing with one of our standard BOM tables - I can reassign it to any model I can find whether it was already added to the drawing or not. Does it not show you the other models in the file open dialog, or does it give you an error when you try to pick them?

Re: BOM, Repeat Region, Swapping Models

I figured it out. What threw me was the window that popped up to select the model. I expected to click on the model that I had already loaded into the drawing, not have to enter it into the "File Open" looking dialog box. Should have realized that it would blow away all the balloons even if the models were similar.

Thanks again, Dale