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Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Tanzanite

Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Hi

 

We can create parameters in Creo Part with string type and lock the same so that users cannot edit it. What can be done to store if value of parameter is more than 80 characters long.

 

Thanks and Regadrs

Ketan

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Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Unfortunately the 80 character limitation to the length of a parameter is hard-coded and has been that length for many years. I really don't see PTC willing to change this limitation since it would impact many things in the database and other areas of the system display.

 

Your best option is to train your users to respect the limitation AND/OR use multiple parameters to get that much information to be displayed. I suppose their could be custom code written to enter a string and either warn the user it went over 80 characters or do an automatic split into multiple parameters.

 

On another CAD system, it had an easy to use programming language that I had coded for drawing format information. Every string entered was checked for length and did a conversion to all upper case letters. if the length was wrong, the string was truncated and the user received a pop-up telling the parameter was too long.

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Hi

I know it's going to be more than 80 characters for sure.... Actually it is the file names of some important documents or models we are intended to store. Could you think of any other method to store these details ?

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Why do you need over 80 characters for file name?????

 

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Hi

You are right.... File names couldn't be so long....

Actually, it's full path of file which is common location for all. End purpose is that who ever open that model should get the idea from where that document need to be referred.

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

I think you will find that this requirement will go away when you move to a Windchill environment.

 

In a native filing system, the use of folders with an index spreadsheet will work.

You could also create a simple Access database to provide the cross references and descriptions with a query function for searching.

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Hi

Thanks... correct... windchill as plm would resolve this issue.

I could not get your point of "use of folder with index spreadsheet"... Could you please elaborate for me ?
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Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Basically you create a folder structure with your files. Then use a spreadsheet with columns for different aspects of the data you want to capture.

 

Column headings might be:

Part Number

Part/Assembly (designation if a part or an assembly)

Part Name (Short description)

Drawing Number (May not need if part number is the Drawing number)

Folder (the folder that contains the part)

Description (Long description)

etc.

 

This will provide a lookup list to find the folder that any part is located in until you get things migrated to Windchill.

 

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters


@Ketan_Lalcheta wrote:

Hi

 

We can create parameters in Creo Part with string type and lock the same so that users cannot edit it. What can be done to store if value of parameter is more than 80 characters long.

 

Thanks and Regadrs

Ketan


Hi,

maybe you can create flat screen note and put path to file in it.


Martin Hanák

Re: Parameter value having more than 80 characters

Seems interesting to try....like locked parameter to stop user changing value of it,can we do similar kind of thing for note as well?