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Configurable Variable in Part Name

sam_ettinger011sam_ettinger011 Member Posts: 5 PRO
I have a part that uses configuration variables (an extrusion length for 8020) and I would like the part name to update with the variable length in it. Does this feature script exist? I found a feature script for "part number", but haven't found one for "part name". 


  • John_McCormickJohn_McCormick Member Posts: 8
    I don't think that you have to depend on feature-script for this.  In the configuration panel, there is a second tab where you can add a part number (and other variables) to configurations.  This is available for both assemblies and parts.

  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 554 PRO
    @Evan_Reese created a feature for naming parts. It may be useful for this.
  • sam_ettinger011sam_ettinger011 Member Posts: 5 PRO
    @Evan_Reese @MichaelPascoe when I tried clicking his link, I got this error message, "Failed to load document for version. Resource does not exist, or you do not have permission to access it."
  • sher1ocksher1ock Member Posts: 2
    That is exactly what I need, but for some reason it won't work on a sheet metal model. If I select any other part it works fine, but when the sheet metal part is selected, it doesn't actually rename it...
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,891
    A sheet metal part is not a real “part” unless it has been “finished”. Create a Finish sheet metal part feature then try. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,585 PRO

    Did you get this working? I too want 8020 lengths in an assembly BOM. I'm not sure feature script will do it since it's stuck in a partstudio. I was hoping for something in an assembly that can interpret various instances in the assembly and tell me a config value based on an instance and then have it show up in the BOM.

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