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configurable text

SR_integratorSR_integrator Member Posts: 19 PRO
edited August 18 in Product Feedback

I am using Configurations to drive all dimensions, part number, vendor information, and name. I would also like to be able to emboss a simple text ID on the top face of this component to help differentiate them in a part studio or assembly. 

When in Sketch->Text it would be nice to have the option to Configure the value.
This could be accomplished by allowing variables to be characters as well as numbers. For example, I could create a variable #TEXT and set it it "Testing"
In Sketch-> Text, I could then simply write #TEXT and sketch text would appear as "Testing".
In the configuration panel, I could add the #TEXT variable and change it's value based on the configuration (for example it could say "RAM", "FLASH", "SoC" etc)

See this older topic for more info:
It's not implemented as far as I know.


  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 352 PRO
    @SR_integrator - I agree that this would be good - even better if the variable could reference a properties like PN and revision level. 

    In the meantime, just in case you aren't aware, it is possible to configure text based on a checkboxes and list inputs. So, if you have a finite list of configurations, you can configure your sketch text for each one. 

    I've used this approach to add part numbers to a few of my configured parts. 

  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,848
    @SR_integrator The previous request was implemented but it was by way of sending the text to the config table, not by having a wildcard variable to populate it.  Adding wildcards for part properties and selections to set things like complex computed part numbers is also in the mix. What @tim_hess427 posted was the request that we addressed.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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