Short presentation on the new 10.2 M010 capability for supporting Find and Line number with Creo and Inventor
It's kind of a shame that this could not have been driven by the index number that Creo automatically generates. I'll prbably look at developing some kind of script that numbers. The example is an assembly that is of a relatively manageable size... the manual setting of the FINDNUMBER Parameter would be onerous and error prone with much larger, real world assemblies.
That being said, I can see that the connection is between the CAD Assembly and the Part Structure, and between the CAD Structure and the repat Region - so much, much better than nothing
Same thing for the Line Number attribute in Windchill BOMs
mandatory for some ERP integration , but no way OOTB to prepopulate value in this field ....
have to set it manually ... unconfortable , even if we have assembly from "only" 30 to 1000 parts
and the control is only done in ESI workflow. So the error if not filed is very late. Totallly unconfortable .....
I'm looking for a similar functionality in the Catia V5 integration, is it available? We are currently running 10.2 M030.
Unfortunately, this capability is not available for Catia. Apparently, there are some technical challenges in delivering this capability with Catia that has prevented us from making this available. Below is an update of the CAD tools we currently support for both the bottom-up (build from CAD) and top down (edit in Part structure and propagate down to CAD):
Does this apply one component at a time or to individual components - that is, does marking one of a set of identical parts in an assembly mark all of them with the same find number. Conversely, is it possible to give identical parts different find numbers?
If you are looking for unique find numbers for different instances of the same part in an assembly, I'd suggest using the Reference Designator field. In Catia V5, the Reference Designator is mapped to the Instance Name of the CAD assembly, which has to be unique within the assembly.
For CAD driven structures the Find Number must be the same for all instances of the same component in a given assembly as they build/correspond to a single usage in the BOM having multiple occurrences. As suggested by Alex if you are looking to differentiate between each of these instances you may want to look at the using Reference Designators which map to component names in Creo.