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iPart

iParts are method of creating Library Contents for similar parts. When you create an iPart, a table is placed in the part, that will contain the individual members of the library.  These members are contained in rows of the table, with the key differences edited for each member.

The table contains various fields that represent the parameters that shape the iPart members.  The iPart members can have identical values as needed, with the exception of 2 fields.  The Part Number and Member name.  A lot of care should be taken in planning the Part Number and Member names, as the future file name of library contents is tied to the Member Name, and the Part Number gets fed into the BOM.  However, the Content Center Editor can apply variables from the table to concatenate a Part Number automatically, which we WILL do later.  For now, we will prepare the table in the following fashion.

Under the Tools Menu, select Create iPart.

The iPart Author dialog will appear, revealing the structure and rows that will appear in the iPart table.  Currently there is only 1 row in the iPart table, seen at the bottom of the dialog. This row is fed from the current parameters contained in the part.

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November 10, 2008 Posted by | Bolted Connection Generator, iParts | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment