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Use a feature parameter in a drawing

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Use a feature parameter in a drawing

Hello All,

 

Quick question. Can you use a feature parameter in a drawing. Example:

 

We want to show the Length and Width of a flat pattern in a table. I should be able to use &SMT_FLAT_PATTER_WIDTH and it populate the width dimension. However, it does not accept this as a viable parameter. Any ideas as to why or a way to work around it?

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Re: Use a feature parameter in a drawing

You need to use this syntax:  <parameter_name>:FID_<feature_id>

For example:

Re: Use a feature parameter in a drawing

And in case you were wondering why...

The reason for needing such a syntax is that you might have three different such features, each with its own parameter, and without specifying the feature, we wouldn't know which one to use.  We could have the software pick one and use it, but that would be worse, as the user might call out the wrong one and never notice.

If your callout is in a note with a leader to the feature in question, you can consider use of the syntax ":ATT_FEAT".  It can be a bit tricky to use, but allows for the same syntax to used in multiple different similar notes.