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Possible to make part dimensions drive description?

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by joshua.white, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. joshua.white

    joshua.white Senior Member

    Let's say I had models of a lot of pipes that I already made, and don't have time to totally reinvent my process from the beginning. Let's say I wanted Alibre to help me make a table that combined the diameter of the pipe, and the length of the pipe based on the model dimensions I used to make the model, is that something that can be done without spending a week learning how? Let's say all these parts were made in such a way that D1=82, and represents the length, and D2=1.31, and represents the diameter, could I make a description where I wrote "pipe. L[D1]. D[D2]" and when I put those parts in a BOM, the description would read "pipe, L82, D1.31" with the goal that if tomorrow, I decide the length of the pipe should be 83, and I edited my model to make that so, that if I were to reopen my drawing, and print a new copy, the description, and therefore the BOM would now show the updated length of 83?
     
  2. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

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