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Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

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Garnet

Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

Hi Guys,

 

Does anyone have experience will automatic population of the Line Number automatically or what should be updated or customized to reach this?

 

 

Alex

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Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

By line numbers, do you mean the BOM index?

These are added when you have a column in your BOM table that calls out the Index- &rpt.index.

It can be locked in that BOM.

It is automatically generated when the BOM is populated.

 

 

See this PTC article: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS133915

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

I looked through some Support articles before.. I couldn't find any automated way to do this. The closest I found is you go to the WTPart structure and click on each line item. It will "auto" number the lines you click. I want to use line items, but it's basically unusable as-is. 

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

Can you give an example of what you are looking for?

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

Below is the Line Number field in a WTPart Structure. We could do more logic for tracking BOM  changes if we consistently used them. Example: PN 1 in line number 10 is removed and PN 2 is added in line number 10. Downstream systems could interpret that as a Replace instead of an add/remove. The trouble is, there's no automated way to enter even the default line numbers. 

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Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

We are currently checking for the autofill even with the default line numbers. One of our developer might have found a solution. I will keep you posted if its works completely.

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

Hi Alex,

Did you find any solution for this? If yes, could you please share the details?

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

LINENUMBER  and FINDNUMBER  can be added to Windchill by the site admin and then added to the assembly as a COMPONENT PARAMETER to get transferred to Windchill Structure automatically. Duplicates can be eliminated with the merge uses in Windchill

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

Found the article.

 

Article - CS197902

Re: Automatic fill of Line Number in BOM's

While this is a good article, it doesn't suit our solution.

Line Number is present OOTB in the Uses Tab of a Part Structure. This Attribute is filled when you click on the field. Our goal is that the user doesn't have to click in the field and gets this automatically. In cases where the user has a BOM with 300 parts it would be rather cumbersome to click every needed box to have the line number filed.

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