Is there any way to add a specific annotation feature to models in bulk?
We're working in Windchill 8.0 and have about 1000+ models in which we need to add an annotation. Obviously we could use a mapkey but this involves opening each model manually. The current notation is flat to the screen and model independent.
We'd like to be able to take say everything in a workspace, then bulk modify them with the new feature,
Great description Alfonso!
It's a quick and inexpensive way to perform batch operations on Pro/E files. Some time back I put together a simple "trail-maker" that makes it easier to produce the mammoth trail file from an original trail + list of Pro/E files:
It has a couple of versions, depending what inputs/outputs you need.
Edwin Muirhead, CAD Manager, Weatherford
In Reply to alfonso medina:
definitely possible. Here is what you do:
First off make a map key. The map key should include the part name so that
you can take the same map key and replace the number for the next part.
The next step is tricky.
Find someone who can program in anything quick like perl or sh or anything
command line or batch.
Then go to the workspace and view the page source. There will be a list of
part numbers there. Either it will be clean or you will have to use a batch
script to clean it up. Once cleaned put it on a text file.
Next just write another script that takes this list and applies it to the
map key. The output should be a super long map key that lists every
component you want to modify.
put the map key in the config.pro and let it do its job.
I do this a lot. Its fun and you can pretend to be working really hard. Just
keep on typing and move your mouse and eyes alot. you can even do single
handed while you talk to your boss and really impress him or her.
I'll write you a script if you want. I like challenges. just make the first
part map key.
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Steven LaPha <
> Is there any way to add a specific annotation feature to models in bulk?
> We're working in Windchill 8.0 and have about 1000+ models in which we need
> to add an annotation. Obviously we could use a mapkey but this involves
> opening each model manually. The current notation is flat to the screen and
> model independent.
> We'd like to be able to take say everything in a workspace, then bulk
> modify them with the new feature,
> Any thoughts?
> Steven LaPha