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3.1.7.1.4. Columns with value range fields

Some parts have Value range variables in addition. For these no fixed value is specified.

At these parts, in order to completely specify the characteristic, the value ranges have to be specified in addition.

Columns with value range fields are marked with colored icons ( | | ). In addition, depending on settings, columns are colored. The meaning of colors is explained below.[66]

The selected row shows the respective icon as well. In order to enter a certain value, click on the icon .

Example: Semi-finished product - Dimension attribute

Example: Semi-finished product - Dimension attribute

Depending on part specifications the dialog will look differently.

  • Value range: In the opened dialog, enter the desired value within the value range or select the value via slider (if active). After this confirm by clicking on the green checkmark.

    The red line depicts the default value. By clicking on it, the default can be restored anytime.

  • Selection of discrete values: In the list field, select the desired option and confirm by clicking on the green checkmark.

  • Selection of discrete values with preview images:

    In some value range fields graphics can be used for exemplification.

When changing a table entry the depiction in the 3D view is also immediately changed.

Meanings of colors at value range columns

There are different types of value range fields, which behave differently depending on the existence of an ERP number and are marked by multicolored icons.

  • Function attribute

    The Function attribute is used for rod positions and angularities for example, for everything which defines a mechanical movement in part / assembly (e. g. rod position of a cylinder).

    Geometry attribute pinned on 200, Function attribute not pinned with current value of 0.

    Geometry attribute pinned on 200, Function attribute not pinned with current value of 0.

    Geometry attribute pinned on 200, Function attribute not pinned with current value of 50.

    Geometry attribute pinned on 200, Function attribute not pinned with current value of 50.

    [Note] Note

    A Function attribute is not pinned, so can be changed, even if an ERP number exists for the respective row.

  • Geometry attribute

    The Geometry attribute has to be used for those characteristics that influence the geometry; for example, if the geometry of the part or assembly is changed by the variable (e.g. maximum stroke length), or if components are added or taken away, e.g. "sensor yes/no" or "option on/off".

    Geometry attribute is pinned on 200, Function attribute is not pinned and has the current value of 0.

    Geometry attribute is pinned on 200, Function attribute is not pinned and has the current value of 0.

    Geometry attribute is pinned on 400, Function attribute is not pinned and has the current value of 0.

    Geometry attribute is pinned on 400, Function attribute is not pinned and has the current value of 0.

    [Note] Note

    A Geometry attribute gets pinned once an ERP number is applied for the respective row. It is marked by the respective icon .

    When you need another value, use the "neutral" row (without ERP number) beside the pinned one. (Whether export is allowed without ERP number or not, depends on the desired company internal workflow.)

    [Note] Note

    Using the example of a cylinder, the distinction between the stroke, which is a Geometry attribute and the rod positioning, which is a Function attribute has to be made. By activating the ERP functionality the stroke is pinned, as soon as an ERP_PDM_NUMBER has been attributed (the rod positioning does not get pinned). The pinned state becomes visible through a special icon . When using ERP, different strokes have different ERP numbers; different rod positions don't have.

  • Dimension attribute

    The Dimension attribute is used for semi-finished products and profiles, which are created in running meters (here variable L).

    [Note] Note

    Whether a Dimension attribute is pinned when an ERP number has been applied , can be specified in a configuration file depending on the desired company internal workflow.[a]

    If you need another value, use the "neutral" row (without ERP number) beside the pinned one. (Whether rows without ERP number may be exported depends on the desired company internal workflow.)

  • Object attribute

    The Object attribute is used for variables for dimensions and/or product standards, for order numbers or technical specifications, etc. (attributes which have nothing to do with geometry or function).

    [Note] Note

    An Object attribute is pinned, once the respective row has got an ERP number. Then it is marked with the respective icon .

    If you need another value, use the "neutral" row (without ERP number) beside the pinned one. (Whether rows without ERP number may be exported depends on the desired company internal workflow.)



[66] See Extras menu -> Settings... -> Table -> Color value range columns