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Imprint document version on parts?

kevin_garrettkevin_garrett Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
I design parts for 3D printing. I'd love to be able to have the document's version number on the parts. I go through so many minor iterations! So basically I want the version number to be in a Text object in a sketch and automatically update. Possible?

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    romeograhamromeograham Member, csevp Posts: 657 PRO
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    Oh - I see it now. The #Imprint in the text field cannot be in quotes. If it's entered in quotes, it's evaluated as a string.
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    kevin_garrettkevin_garrett Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
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    It took some futzing to get it to work but it is working. The text in the variable must be in quotes. I sure would love it if there was an automated way to update the version number, but for now, this is good enough. Thanks everyone for your help.








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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2023
    I am also very interested in this. I thought it might just work this way below, it looked good as I was able to enter the variable name in the text input and it was recognized, but then ...


    ... is doesn't accept the numbers from the value field. Maybe this could be done with FS, but I am not good in coding. Also there should be an automatism at work, keeping the part number updated, not a one shot solution.

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    kevin_garrettkevin_garrett Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    Thanks for your interest and for trying. I had not thought of the method you tried. I was thinking only of the documents version number. Still, your solution would work for me... If it worked. Dang. It SHOULD work.
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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
    Yepp, it SHOULD indeed work, especially since the varialble name is already recognized and proposed by the system, as we type in the input field. I believe this might be worth an improvement request.
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    romeograhamromeograham Member, csevp Posts: 657 PRO
    Right click in the text field and select "Convert to expression..." and the #variable should be recognized.
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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
    @romeograham , that's what I tried, but appaerently it is not. It is kind of recognized, in that the prompt menue appears, but then the text changes to the name of the variable, not the value. Did I maybe miss somthing?
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    romeograhamromeograham Member, csevp Posts: 657 PRO
    Ahh. Is the variable "1234" in quotes?
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    romeograhamromeograham Member, csevp Posts: 657 PRO
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    Oh - I see it now. The #Imprint in the text field cannot be in quotes. If it's entered in quotes, it's evaluated as a string.
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    kevin_garrettkevin_garrett Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
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    It took some futzing to get it to work but it is working. The text in the variable must be in quotes. I sure would love it if there was an automated way to update the version number, but for now, this is good enough. Thanks everyone for your help.








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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2023
    Okay, that works at least as a manual input. Great. It is funny, though, that the quotes disappear in the variable table, as soon as I hit ENTER, but still appear in the text edit dialog. I find that confusing.
    An automated feature would sure be great! I could even imagine this as a general "Type Label" Feature. That would make sense to me, at least for AM parts.
    Could the part number and revision possibly be queried and put into the variable table in some way?
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    don_bdon_b Member Posts: 106 ✭✭
    edited December 2023
    unless it is a sheet metal part in which case you have to work on the sketch previous to sheet metal conversion and extrude remove the text before convert to Sheetmetal part.....unless there is something I do not know

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