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Sting parameter length limit?

Does anyone know if there is a length(charactor) limit to a string parameter? We have some parts that get notched at various places and I'm trying to drive the part descreption with relations so they dont have to be entered manually every time.

My relations end up looking like this to drive the parameter.

PART_DESC1 = "S " + LEG_LENGTH1 + " | N " + ARC_LENGTH + " | S " + SIDE_LENGTH + " | N " + ARC_LENGTH + " | S " + BASE_LENGTH

PART_DESC2 = " | N " + ARC_LENGTH + " | S " + SIDE_LENGTH + " | N " + ARC_LENGTH + " | S" + LEG_LENGTH1

PART_DESC = PART_DESC1 + PART_DESC2

I had to use 2 parameters because the relations won't except a single equation long enough to populate the entire description.

This is what the the final value for PART_DESC should be

S 23 11/16 | N 7 1/16 | S 80 5/8 | N 7 1/16 | S 66 1/8 | N 7 1/16 | S 80 5/8 | N 7 1/16 | S23 11/16

but all I get is this

S 23 11/16 | N 7 1/16 | S 80 5/8 | N 7 1/16 | S 66 1/8 | N 7 1/16 | S 80 5/8 | N

Its cutting off the end so I'm wondering if there is a length limet to the string parameter. I haven't been able to find anything specifying a limit.

I know I could remove some spaces, but I'm hoping I won't have to do that.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

The string parameter is limited to 80 characters.

One possible solution to your issue is to define the PART_DESC parameter as a note type parameter and to associate a note that show the entire text.

In the attached example PART_DESC is reading note_0 from the part.

Hope it helps.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

Ok, that brings me to another question, "note" is not an options for a parameter for me. How do I define a parameter as a note?

I'm using Creo 2.0 M040

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

You can only do this when you create the parameter. Once a parameter is defined you can't change the type anymore. Take a look at the attached picture. If you don't have the note option on the list than something is really strange.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

I do not have note on the list of options when creating a parameter. Looks like I need to take a look at my system and see what is wrong.

I have another quetion though. If the charactor limit is 80 why am I not seeing my entire parameter, its not 80 charactors.

Also this parameter is read by a table, not just part of a note on the drawing, I don't think that changes anything, but thought you should know.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

The limit is 80 characters including spaces, which in the example from the initial post give you a length of 99 characters. The fact that the parameter is included in the table it shouldn't matter. The functionality should be the same.

The note parameter is what really amaze me. The option was there since many versions, can't say for sure but definitely is not something new. I can't check in Creo 2 M040, but in M100 and M110 is there. Same for WF4 M150.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

In the file you posted, I have the note option, but not in any part file I create. Is there a config option that allows that to show up?

In the interest of time for this part, I am just going to remove the spaces, it shows up good enough on the drawing for our shop to read, and make the part. Please keep sending idea, I want to find a beter solution then just deleting the spaces.

Thanks for the help.

And I'm with Andy I don't think I have ever seen note as a parameter option.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

Here we go James. Found it.

Document - CS114891

Document Information

Type Article 07-Feb-2013 12:09:39 EST 07-May-2014 03:20:52 EDT

Document Details

Title Parameter type Note is not available while creating a new parameter in Creo Parametric Parameter type Note is not available in the drop down list while creating a new parameter Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 all datecodes Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 all datecodes Creo Parametric 1.0 all datecodes, 2.0 all datecodes Create Annotation Note before creating the parameter The value for this parameter type is the ID of an annotation note

Re: Sting parameter length limit?

Good work Andy.

Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

I have never seen this note option in Parameters either...have you seen this in all versions?

Creo 2.0 M100

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

I just took a quick look over the config options and didn't find anything relevant to parameter types. Unfortunatelly the knowledge base seems to be down right now. I will try to follow up later.

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

Gabriel, do you always have a note annotation in your start parts?

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Re: Sting parameter length limit?

We have several start parts and some of them have a note already defined. Typically is the IP/Confidentiality note, just to be sure taht we have the note both in the model and the drawing.

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