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About Attributes
An attribute is descriptive information about a selectable MCAD part or subassembly or ECAD object. Attributes are derived from source data and vary according to company procedures and design software.
There are two types of attributes, properties and system properties. Properties come from the CAD system and provide information about the item. Manufacturer, Product Serial Number, or Design Revision Number are examples of properties.
For MCAD parts and subassemblies, system properties are generated by Creo View. They do not depend on source data, and they contain the following set of properties:
Part Name—Name of the part as it was converted
Part Path—Hierarchy of part names
OL File Name—Name used to give the part a 3D representation
Component Name—Name of the part before it is instanced
Child Count — Number of descendants associated with a part
Part Depth—Depth of the part in the Structure Tree
Part ID—A unique identification of the part among its siblings
Part ID Path—A unique ID path to identify the part in the structure tree
Display Name—Name of the part in the structure tree
Model Extents (mm)—Length of the longest side of the bounding box of this part in 3D including all children
You can configure attribute columns alongside the Structure Tree to view particular attributes for an item. You can sort attribute columns. For more information, see Sorting Attribute Columns.
Use the Attributes pane in the lower data panel to view the attributes for one item or a list of items. You can filter attributes.
Attributes, such as object IDs, enable cross-product collaboration between Creo View, Creo Parametric, and native CAD tools.
You can also copy an attribute’s data to applications such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word.