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Set PARTNO with relation?

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raviles
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Set PARTNO with relation?

Folks,

I understand that the system variable 'PTC_MFG_PRM_PARTNO' contains the PARTNO which is output in the CL file, like so in red:

$$*          Pro/CLfile  Version 2.0 - M100

$$-> MFGNO / 12345_67890_BOLSTER_PLATE

PARTNO / 12345-67890 BOLSTER PLATE

$$-> FEATNO / 48

MACHIN / UNCX01, 1

$$-> CUTCOM_GEOMETRY_TYPE / OUTPUT_ON_CENTER

UNITS / MM

Is there a way to set or define 'PTC_MFG_PRM_PARTNO' with a relation? I tried doing this but I received a "Verify Relations" error message.

Thanks,

Ray Aviles


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Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

Hello Ramon,

PARTNO output is based on operation parameter PARTNO or - if the parameter is empty ( - ) the model name will be output.

I assume the parameter PTC_MFG_PRM_PARTNO is just internally used and hence is read only. See article CS185968

Basically it should be possible to drive PARTNO with a relation like: PARTNO:FID_<operation ID> = "whateveryoulike"
However, it seems the mechanisms of CLDATA generation requires an extra trigger for the change to take effect, i.e. use Edit Definition to see CLDATA changed.

Thanks,

Gunter

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Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

You gave us the error message, but didn't tell us what relation caused it. Was it a syntax error, missing quote? We don't know.

I would think that a normal relation like the following should work

PTC_MFG_PRM_PARTNO = "My Part Number"

Judging from the line in the CL file it looks like this parameter is a STRING type, so this should work.

Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

Ken,

I agree, the 'Verify Relations' error message is pretty vague. The attached picture clarifies the problem, and the source parameter is a string. I also tried a string of text as in your example, but it appears that Creo doesn't like us messing with this parameter.

Thanks,

Ray Aviles

Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

Seems like a situation where some other file is setting the value and thus overwrites any change made outside of the manufacturing module? I know in the past I've changed that particular parameter, but in the options setting part of the program.

Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

Ken,

I'm not sure what would prevent setting the PARTNO with a relation. Use of a relation to automatically set PARTNO instead of manually entering text in the PARTNO text box makes sense to me.

Thanks,

Ray Aviles

Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

Hello Ramon,

PARTNO output is based on operation parameter PARTNO or - if the parameter is empty ( - ) the model name will be output.

I assume the parameter PTC_MFG_PRM_PARTNO is just internally used and hence is read only. See article CS185968

Basically it should be possible to drive PARTNO with a relation like: PARTNO:FID_<operation ID> = "whateveryoulike"
However, it seems the mechanisms of CLDATA generation requires an extra trigger for the change to take effect, i.e. use Edit Definition to see CLDATA changed.

Thanks,

Gunter

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Re: Set PARTNO with relation?

Gunter,

Thanks for the information. I read the article and posted my two cents. I'll try your suggestion and post my results.

Ray Aviles

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