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Help please with custom profile for BEAMS FS

owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,261 PRO
Hi folks.

It would appear that I've failed miserably to add a profile to the excellent beams FS. 

Setting it up in accordance with @NeilCooke 's video seemed to go perfectly, but when I come to use it it throws an error of:-
"Attempt to dereference non-container undefined"



Thinking I might have made a mess of the profile I tried adding a plain rectangle but got the same error.  So there are two additions
"Aluminium Extrusion" : Aluminium_Extrusions,
"OwenS_Dummy_Profile" : OwenS_Dummy_Profile

Link to public doc:-
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/3f1a16f5cacc70630e643f57/w/e5390cdc2c45970848d7b2a2/e/e90199aeb1189e2b7485fb99

If anyone is free to have a poke about and tell me what I've done wrong I'd very much appreciate it.

Thanks,

Owen S

Production Engineer
HWM-Water Ltd

Best Answers

  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Posts: 438
    Accepted Answer
    The feature is looking for specific fields in the lookupTable by name. So where you have:
            "name" : "Extrusion",
    You should have:
            "name" : "profile",
    like the other tables. The display name (shown to users in the dialog) can still be whatever you want.

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Posts: 2,261 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Hi @kevin_o_toole_1

    Thanks for showing me the error of my ways.

    What a complete and utter...

    ...I am.

    Thanks for your time,

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd

Answers

  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 438
    Accepted Answer
    The feature is looking for specific fields in the lookupTable by name. So where you have:
            "name" : "Extrusion",
    You should have:
            "name" : "profile",
    like the other tables. The display name (shown to users in the dialog) can still be whatever you want.

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,261 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Hi @kevin_o_toole_1

    Thanks for showing me the error of my ways.

    What a complete and utter...

    ...I am.

    Thanks for your time,

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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