John, If I need to do a generic cable for manufacturing purposes I do it separately but the generic cable once labeled is now unique. So in my BID/WID schematic every connector ref des. is unique. Just my approach. In my BID I will use the parameter <harness> for the generic cable name or designation. Thanks, jef
Hi Zak, we approached this in the same manner. If using the same harness numerous times within the same interconnect we would use –ASSY-1 and then use a Tokenizer or the slice function, (e.g. W123J1-ASSY-1, W123J1-ASSY-2). With the Tokenizer or slice function the label would read W123J1 and satisfying label requirements and the reports would read the full name W123J1-ASSY-1 with the understanding that the –ASSY-1 represented assembly one. This keeps the quantities correct and satisfies the unique id requirements of Creo.
The slice function seems to be the easiest for everyone to use rather than remembering how to write the Tokenizer.
If we have a interconnect in which we use only P1 and J1 as labels we follow the same method by incorporating the harness number first and using a Tokenizer or slice command. If within the same interconnect you have multiple uses of the same harness then we add the ASSY-1, ASSY-2, etc… or P1-W123-ASSY-1, P1-W123-ASSY-2.