Add component attribute find number

The following journal is an extension of the code presented in the processing components tutorial.

This journal will recursively walk through the assembly structure and prompt for a "find number" to be added to each component as an attribute. Subsequent runs of the journal will ignore components that already have a unique find number attribute.

Creating a Subroutine to Process all Components in an Assembly

Occasionally you will want to process all the parts in a given assembly. The journal in this tutorial will recursively step through your assembly structure allowing you to process each part. If the code is run as provided, it will open a listing window and print the name of each component and the current active arrangement if it is a subassembly. This journal was developed on NX 7.5 native; therefore if you are running Teamcenter (or other PLM) some changes will need to be made.

 

Using Mask Triples from the SelectObject Routine

As we saw in Beginning Selections, the SelectObject(...) method provides a fairly quick and easy way to allow the user to select one or more objects. However, if you need interactive selection, but the ‘type array’ method could not provide enough control; allow me to introduce you to the selection method using mask triples.

 

Using SelectObject(...)

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