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jakehart222 (Mechanical) (OP)
26 Jul 13 9:32

I'm having some issues using the occurrence properties to distinguish which occurrence is which in an assembly which may contain multiples of the same part. I have an assembly with 3 instances of the same plastic part and I went in and changed the occurrence property of each to display its new name referencing where it is located in its electrical harness. Is there any way to distinguish this new occurrence name in the parts list? Or even to add a balloon calling out the name in the draft file? Otherwise if there is no direct link to this, does anyone know of how to stop solid edge from combining all 3 instances into the same line of the parts list so that I can at least go in and manually change the name in a new column? This way it would read

Part No. Occurrence Name
21.00945 BM017
21.00945 BM021
21.00945 BM022

as opposed to this

Part No. QTY
21.00945 3
KENAT (Mechanical)
26 Jul 13 11:09
"Or even to add a balloon calling out the name in the draft file" you may be able to do something like this using "Property text" - call out in draft will have a button that allows you to select the required text string - if it's available.

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jakehart222 (Mechanical) (OP)
26 Jul 13 12:46
I tried doing that but unfortunately occurrence properties are not an available property text
beachcomber (Mechanical)
27 Jul 13 7:12
I don't think what you want is possible because if its the same part it will have the same part properties.

I think you would need to use different part files for each occurrence, then each can have its own property that you can use in a call-out for identification.

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