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Configurations & their part numbers
Initially, we were using only one table for configurations. In trying to simplify that process, we are using additional tables, but how does one find out if a part number has been assigned to a particular configuration? I understand the "Configured part properties" tab can be modified to include what you are going to be using so that the drawing properties get populated (one being its part number). However, if I'm in the model and I get the configuration I need, the only method I know for sure where it will be populated is when you create the BOM of your assembly with that configuration. The row for it will be blank (if no properties exist), so how do you find out before hand that it has a number, and if not, how to populate it efficiently? Only method I know go to the configuration, arrange it how you need, then go over to the tab and click the "Add row" icon to populate a row. It will of course be blank, but it will contain the arrangement you need to fill in.