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ERP picker

Autodesk Inventor addin

Purpose

  • preview from Inventor to the database of items, filtering and sorting
  • transfer of the selected record attributes to the iProperties of the component in Inventor

Use

  • in Inventor call the window using the "CS ERP picker" command
  • in the window use the search criteria above the data table
  • mark the selected record and use its data according to its purpose
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      either they have to determine the material from which the manufactured part is made (identification of the metallurgical material - e.g. sheet metal, bar stock, ...) - then from the
menu
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    • or they have to mark the component as a purchased part (identification of the purchased component - e.g.
engine, hinge, ...) - then from the menu
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    • in both cases the values of the selected row are written to the iProperties of the Inventor component according to the mapping set in the configuration
the same action is performed by double-clicking on the record (with Ctrl for the "Pick C & Exit" action)

Sheet thickness transfer to the search filter

  • the sheet metal part thickness can be used for filtering the data table - i.e. the Picker configuration can be set so that the data table is filtered according to the value read from the sheet metal part definition in Inventor already when running over the sheet metal part
  • The MJ used to express the thickness of the plate are [mm]

Default filtering

the Picker configuration can be set so that the data table is filtered by the column and value in the configuration at startup

Installation

  • is done with the .msi file
  • the target directory is: "<Public Documents>\CADStudio\RawMatPicker"
  • configuration is done using the .ini file in this folder
  • after installation, buttons will appear in Inventor:
    • "CS ERP picker" - calling the window with the "ERP" data table
    • "Config" - test of data source availability
  • addin logs activities to the folder "<Public documents>\CADStudio\RawMatPicker"
  • automatic license activation:
In bulk installations, the activation license key can be written to a file:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\CAD Studio a.s\RawMatPicker\lic.txt

Configuration

Configuration file location

The name of the configuration file is RawMatPicker.ini
this file can be placed in different folders - depending on customer requirements
  • The configuration must be different for different Win users within the computer "roaming" folder: c:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\CadStudio\RawMatPicker\
  • The configuration is the same for all users within the computer "public" folder: c:\Users\Public\Documents\CADStudio\RawMatPicker\
  • Uniform settings for all computers
create a registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CadStudio\RawMatPicker\Settings create a string value named ConfigFullFileName in this key
Procedure for finding the configuration file:
if the file is not found in the "roaming" folder or the registry folder, the "public" folder is used

Contents of the configuration file

The .ini file is divided into sections that contain individual keys
section [Settings]
  • ConnectionString: connection to the database resource
  • ConnectionSelectCommand: basic definition of columns, links between tables, conditions and sorting (standard SQL syntax)
  • ConnectionSelectHeaders: (optional) list of names for column headers of the data table
  • MainFormLabel: (optional) title for the header of the whole dialog (e.g. SAP Lookup) and also the name of the button in Inventor;
(the change in .ini will be reflected in INV after reboot)
  • MainFormIcon: (optional) icon for the header of the whole window (name of the .ico file) and also the button icon in Inventor (raster formats are accepted);
(the change in .ini will be reflected in INV after reboot)
  • ShowAll: the (optional) setting True ensures that immediately after the window starts the data table is filled with all records that match the query described by ConnectionSelectCommand;
True setting is therefore undesirable, it unnecessarily uses up the data source and the data network
  • ApplyFilterDelay: (optional) time in [ms], if the filter content above the data grid is not changed after this time, the filter condition is applied
  • FullRowSelect: (optional) selection method in the data grid; (default=True) - clicking selects the whole row; if set to False, clicking selects one cell (reason = possibility of copying values of individual cells for other purposes)
  • SheetMetalThicknessDbFieldName: name of the db field by which the sheet thickness value is filtered
  • SheetMetalThicknessUseDotAsDecDelim: (default = False) if True, then a dot is used as decimal separator in the value for filtering by sheet thickness (i.e. regardless of the setting "CurrentCulture" on the computer)
  • InitiateFilterDbFieldName: db field name for the initial filtering
  • InitiateFilterValue: value for initial filtering
section [Mappings_xxxx]
mapping to the Inventor file iProperties during the "Pick" action:
  • the name of the key is the name of the iProperty
  • the key value is the column name (according to ConnectionSelectCommand, not according to ConnectionSelectHeaders),
  • iProperty affiliation to the iProperty set - see attachment
section [MappingsC_xxxx]
mapping to the Inventor file iProperties during the "Pick C" action:
  • possibility to use a different mapping for transmission with component identification (C = Component)
  • if the user double-clicks on the selected dataset row, it is necessary to hold the Ctrl key to trigger this transfer

Notes

  • the original naming of RawMatPicker is still used for internal objects and license

Attachments

Inventor - features

Sets of properties
Description
GUID
From
Inventor Summary Information
Inventor Summary
{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}
ISI
Inventor Document Summary Information
Document summary information
{D5CDD502-2E9C-101B-9397-08002B2CF9AE}
DSI
Design Tracking Properties
Features Design Tracking
{32853F0F-3444-11D1-9E93-0060B03C1CA6}
DTP
Inventor User Defined Properties
User-defined properties
{D5CDD505-2E9C-101B-9397-08002B2CF9AE}
UDP
Fixed (system) properties
complete list of iFeatures (version Inv 2017)
From
Name
Display name
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DTP
Appearance
Appearance
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ISI
Author
Author
​
DTP
Authority
Answered by
​
DTP
Catalog Web Link
Web link to the catalogue
​
DTP
Categories
Category
​
DSI
Category
Category
​
ISI
Comments
Comments
​
DSI
Company
Company
​
DTP
Cost
Cost
​
DTP
Cost Centre
Cargo centre
​
DTP
Creation Time
Date of creation
​
DTP
Date Checked
Date of inspection
​
DTP
Defer Updates
Postpone updates
​
DTP
Density
Density
​
DTP
Description
Description
​
DTP
Design Status
Design status
​
DTP
Designer
Designer
​
DTP
Document SubType
Component type
​
DTP
Document SubType Name
Name of the component type
​
DTP
Engineer
Engineer
​
DTP
Engr Approved By
Techn. contr. Approved by
​
DTP
Engr Date Approved
Date of approval of technical inspection
​
DTP
External Property Revision Id
External component revision
​
DTP
Flat Pattern Area
Area of the boundaries of the development
​
DTP
Flat Pattern Defer Update
Postpone the update of the development
​
DTP
Flat Pattern Length
Length of the development limits
​
DTP
Flat Pattern Width
Width of the development limits
​
DTP
Checked By
Checked out
​
ISI
Keywords
Keywords
​
DTP
Language
Language
​
ISI
Last Saved By
Last time he saved
​
DTP
Last Updated With
Last updated with
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DSI
Manager
Head of
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DTP
Manufacturer
Producer
​
DTP
Mass
Weight
​
DTP
Material
Material
​
DTP
Material Identifier
Material identifier
​
DTP
Mfg Approved By
The production was approved by
​
DTP
Mfg Date Approved
Date of approval of production control
​
DTP
Parameterized Template
Parameterized template
​
DTP
Part Icon
Component icon
​
DTP
Part Number
Part Number
​
DTP
Part Property Revision Id
Component revision
​
DTP
Project
Project
​
DTP
Proxy Refresh Date
Restore proxy data
​
ISI
Revision Number
Revision Number
​
DTP
Sheet Metal Area
SheetMetalArea
​
DTP
Sheet Metal Length
SheetMetalLength
​
DTP
Sheet Metal Rule
The sheet rule
​
DTP
Sheet Metal Width
SheetMetalWidth
​
DTP
Size Designation
Size designation
​
DTP
Standard
Standard
​
DTP
Standard Revision
Revision of the standard
​
DTP
Standards Organisation
Organisation - Standards
​
DTP
Stock Number
Stock number
​
ISI
Subject
Subject
​
DTP
SurfaceArea
Surface area
​
DTP
Template Row
Template row
​
ISI
Thumbnail
Preview
​
ISI
Title
Title
​
DTP
User Status
User status
​
DTP
Valid MassProps
Valid MassProps value
​
DTP
Vendor
Supplier
​
DTP
Volume
Volume
​
DTP
Weld Material
Weld material
​

Vault - SELECT

SELECT example for verification:
SELECT ItemNumber, ItemTitle, ItemDetail, units, CategoryName, IsConsumable, IsObsolete, CONVERT(NVARCHAR(10), (SELECT TOP (1) Value FROM dbo.Property AS P WHERE (EntityID =
dbo.vw_ItemRevision.ItemIterationID) AND (PropertyDefID=166)) AS TpvZm FROM dbo.vw_ItemRevision
WHERE (ItemIterationID IN (SELECT MAX(ItemIterationID) AS E1 FROM dbo.vw_ItemIteration AS I1 GROUP BY itemMasterID))
  • highlighted in yellow is the part of the SQL query that retrieves the user property
  • sql function CONVERT converts a value (table Property, field Value) from the sql_variant type to a specific type to
ERP picker over user property enabled filtering
  • the PropertyDefID value for the required property can be found in the PropertyDef table
example script to create View in db storage:
CREATE VIEW [dbo].[CS_ItemMaster] AS
SELECT ItemNumber, ItemTitle, ItemDetail, units, CategoryName, IsConsumable, IsObsolete, CONVERT(NVARCHAR(10), (SELECT TOP (1) Value FROM dbo.Property AS P WHERE
(EntityID=dbo.vw_ItemRevision.ItemIterationID) AND (PropertyDefID=166)) AS TpvZm
FROM dbo.vw_ItemRevision WHERE (ItemIterationID IN (SELECT MAX(ItemIterationID) AS E1 FROM dbo.vw_ItemIteration AS I1 GROUP BY itemMasterID))
final configuration of the ERP picker:
ConnectionString=Server=VaultSrv; Database=Vault; User ID=UserName; Password=UserPwd ConnectionSelectCommand=SELECT * FROM CS_ItemMaster

Configuration examples - Connection String and Command

MS SQL

ConnectionString=Server=mySqlSrv; Database=Helios001; User ID=HeReader; Password=HeReaderPwd ConnectionSelectCommand=SELECT id, group, regcis, name1, name2 FROM TabKmenZbozi ConnectionSelectHeaders=_|SZ|Reg. number|Name 1|Name 2

Excel

ConnectionString=Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=c:\OleDbTest.xls;Extended Properties="Excel 12.0;HDR=YES"
ConnectionSelectCommand=SELECT * FROM [List1$]

Access

ConnectionString=Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=\\vm- cadsadms\POHODA\Data\12345678_2015.mdb
ConnectionSelectCommand=SELECT IDS, Name, Name1, Name2, SText, SText1, SText2, MJ, MJ2, MJ3, EAN, ObjName, Company, Sales FROM Skz

Text, csv, ...

ConnectionString=DRIVER=Microsoft Access Text Driver (*.txt, *.csv); DefaultDir=d:\t_drive\Techbase\Development\STROS\db
ConnectionSelectCommand=SELECT * FROM `POL_NAK.txt` `POL_NAK` WHERE LEN(CMAT) > 0 ORDER BY 2

Vault Database

Vault queries are more complex, so it is advisable to create a view in the db storage first and then use it in ERP picker - see attachment

Potential for addin development

Support for transfer of metallurgical material quantities to ERP

  • try to apply the MJ-based logic that the selected row has in ERP
  • if metallurgical material enters the manufactured part,
  • if sheet metal, then limits of development OR property values? parameters (default names)
  • if the G_L parameter exists

Filtering by sheet metal

in addition to the thickness, you can apply another filter - e.g. "Sheet*"
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