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ScottWisker (Mechanical) (OP)
11 Oct 07 15:37
Like I said, I've saved a template that gives me exactly what I want, but in whatever order SW determines.  If I add holes one at a time (select the table in the feature tree -> Edit Feature -> Add Hole) then select it will add them to the bottom of the list, but that's pretty combersome.  Anybody know about a macro or a feature I'm not seeing?

Thanks,
  wisker
  
Helpful Member!  MDGroup (Mechanical)
11 Oct 07 16:58
Wisker,
 If I understand your question, the answer is pretty easy.

1) Click on the hole table.

2) Click on the row number all of the way at the left.

In the feature manager should be 'Position' with arrows to move the selected row up/down in the hole table.

hope this helps.
ScottWisker (Mechanical) (OP)
12 Oct 07 8:57
That is correct, you can reorder the way they appear in the list.  But the tags remain in the same order determined by SW.  What I'm looking to do is have the tags start at "1" with the first entry being the first entity I select followed by the next one I select.  I could create another column to define the order, but the tags would remain out of sequence with the new column.
MDGroup (Mechanical)
12 Oct 07 10:09
There is a very hack way to do this, but I would strongly reccomend against it. It breaks the naming relation between the tag listed in the table and on the drawing, so it could easily become inaccurate and misleading.

1) Click on Table
2) Click on the cell that contains the Tag
3) On the left, Click 'Equation' and enter '1'
4) Go to the next tag and enter '2'

By doing this, you can create your re-order the rows how you like and then assign your own custom number to each row.

The BIG problem, the tags in the drawing do not update to your new custom number, they will still show A1, B1, B2,... with no correlation to the numbers in the table. (however the co-rodinates should update properly)

Now, right-click on the tags in the drawing and 'hide' all of the tags. Re-Lable each hole by Inserting a 'Note' next to each hole with the number that matches the number in the hole table.

This will give you the results you are looking for, but creates the huge potential for errors if someone changes the model and doesn't update everything. As noted above, there is no relation between the hole table and the number in the drawing. So, if you delete a hole you will need to manually re-number everything.

Good Luck.
CorBlimeyLimey (Mechanical)
12 Oct 07 10:26
SW determines the order using closest-hole-to-the-datums.

What are you actually trying to achieve by re-ordering?

cheers

ScottWisker (Mechanical) (OP)
12 Oct 07 12:10
Long story why, but in short it's for how the component is machined.  

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