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Parameters Tab
The Parameters tab displays the parameters that are defined for the advanced configurable part. For more information on advanced configurable parts, see Options and Variants Capabilities.
The following table explains the icons available from the toolbar on this tab:
Opens the Add Parameter window, which allows you to specify the values for the new parameter. Each parameter is given its own row in the table.
Opens the Edit Parameter window, which allows you to modify the values specified for the parameter. You can use the Edit Parameter window to provide the values for the parameter; however, you can also directly edit the values in the table rows.
Marks the selected parameter for deletion. The following considerations apply:
If the selected row includes a parameter that is used in a constraint, expression, or was used when specifying the optionality of a child part, you are warned that the constraint or optionality is removed at the time of deletion.
If the selected row includes a page break or child resolution, no validation occurs.
Inserts a page break after the selected row.
Displays the properties for the page break where you can edit the image URL, image height, image width, and the title for that specific page break.
Inserts a child resolution row in the table below the selected row. You can perform this action only if the total number of child parts does not exceed the defined child resolution count.
A child resolution is used to change the order of the input parameters so that those of the child part are processed by the system at that time. If the structure contains multiple levels of child parts, you may insert a child resolution for each parent part in the structure to reference its children.
Removes the selected rows and places them on the clipboard.
Copies the selected parameters of a configurable part to the clipboard.
Pastes the selected parameters from the clipboard to another configurable part:
Under the same parent
In the same structure but under a different parent
In a completely different product structure
If one of the parameters already exist in the target location, it will be prefixed by “Copy_of_” to avoid duplication of values.
Displays a window listing all the markups against the selected parameter. This includes the markups made directly in the table and any markups made when the parameter was added or edited. You can specify comments against the markups.
Displays a window listing all the parameters from the parent part of the selected part. You can select the desired parameters that need to be inherited by the selected part.
This action is disabled for a top-level part.
The following table describes the columns that may be displayed for each parameter depending upon your settings:
Represents the parameter's name.
Description of the parameter provided during parameter creation.
Data Type
Indicates the type of parameter.
The parameter type of Real Number with Units should not be used for calculations. However, it can be used for input parameters that are mapped to global attributes.
Input Enabled
Indicates if parameter input is enabled.
Specifies the phrase that is displayed to the user by the Specification Editor for this parameter to help the user understand what the parameter represents. For example, a parameter that represents a set of colors might have a prompt value of "Select the desired color".
Specified By
Used to indicate if the parameter is dependent upon a value or expression.
If the option Specified by is set, you can enter a specific value or expression.
If Specified by is set to Value, validation is based upon the Parameter types.
If Specified by is set to Expression, the expression is validated to ensure the syntax is correct. The Constraint Expression Editor is launched in a separate dialog.
Some of these columns are configurable. See Customizing Table Views for more information.