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apply attribute to "Component" versus "Instance" in NX

apply attribute to "Component" versus "Instance" in NX

apply attribute to "Component" versus "Instance" in NX


I'm asked to author a Custom Tool - prepared for to be used in NX environment….

Case Scenario:
In a NX assembly containing some components, an user Attribute on each component is required…
Later on - from another Custom Tool the same assembly shall be cycled through, and for each component, that contains the specific user attribute,
some actions have to be performed…
All this I do have control about….

My question is.
When a attribute shall be assigned on a component in a assembly context: What is the difference, in assigning the attribute to: Component level versus Instance level..?

regards Lars

RE: apply attribute to "Component" versus "Instance" in NX

This is actually more complicated than one could expect, smile
the "component" applies to all instances of this "file" in this assembly, ( i.e all wheels of the same item in the car assembly)
the "instance" is this specific instance of this component. ( i.e the Left front wheel in the car assembly where all wheels are the same item.)


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