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Using the Designate Dialog Box
The purpose of designating parameters is to:
Make model parameters visible to a PDM system such as Pro/INTRALINK or Windchill.
Make the part level feature or geometry level designated parameters appear as a component in an assembly BOM.
You can designate a parameter by clicking Tools > Designate.
The Parameters Table tab that is selected by default, displays or lists the properties of the designated parameters.
To add attributes of a designated item such as dimensions or detail items, click the Attributes tab and click .
You can add designated items such as a Feature, Curve, Surface, Edge, Composite Curve, Quilt, Body, or Annotation Element to the list of designated objects by clicking the Objects tab.
Arranging Columns in the Designate Dialog Box
You can manipulate columns in the Designate dialog box as follows:
Add or remove columns.
Sort the listed parameters in ascending or descending order. To sort, click the header of the column whose contents are to be sorted. For example, you can sort common parameters by type. The arrow next to the column header indicates the order of sorting, that is, ascending or descending.
To add a column:
1. In the Designate dialog box, click to open the Parameter Table Columns dialog box.
2. Click the column name, for example, Description, and click .
3. Click OK. The column is added to the Designate dialog box.
Filtering Parameters
Using Filter By, you can filter the parameters by the following main categories :
User Defined ONLY
Designated ONLY
The Sub Items option is available only on selecting Type and Access.
You can hide or show the filter by clicking Edit > Hide Filter or Edit > Show Filter, respectively.
Searching Parameters
Use to search for parameters either by name or value. You can select the following parameter types and values in the Search dialog box:
You can search for parameter types by typing the first letter or the first few letters of its value followed by an asterisk (*). For example, NAME = len* displays parameter names starting with the letters len in the Designate dialog box.
Selecting Parameters
You can select multiple parameters and perform the following operations:
Not applicable if a parameter is locked.
Deletes all selected parameters.
Applicable if at least one or more parameters are not designated.
Designates all selected parameters.
Applicable if at least one or more parameters are designated.
Undesignates all selected parameters.