Some Microvellum users have expressed the need for a way to add custom part data to their reports. The limitation lies in the database fields that are available for this purpose in the database.
As of the 15.6 release, there is a new token available that populates the database with custom data for that part. Once the data is in the database, you may then add to your reports. You will add this token to each part for which you need that data.
All token parameters work the same and have the same format. They require two pieces of information with an optional third piece. Separate all segments of the data with a pipe symbol delimiter in the format: Field Name|Field Value|Spreadsheet Comment (e.g. "XD04|13.4|Part Weight"). The Field Name and Field Value data are required; the Spreadsheet Comment data is optional.
The final nine names are predefined fields in the database – also known as "system" fields. That means instead of entering a comment as described above to help remember the purpose of one of the generic fields (XD01 – XD18), you would use one of these six system fields. This would be true, particularly if you require data that matches one of these system field names.
The parameters for this token support formulas. For example, if you want to reference the value for the width prompt in database field XD02, enter the following text string exactly: ="XD02|"&L!Width
These are the fields as populated to the work order database.
Use the values shown above in reports and labels as needed.
Use the LABELPOSITION data field to place your auto nest labels in pre-selected positions on your parts.
The LABELPOSITION XPARTDATA works the same as all the XPARTADTA Fields. They require two parameters with an optional third. Each segment of the data must be separated by a pipe symbol delimiter in the format:
<field name>|<field value>|<spreadsheet comment> (e.g. “LABELPOSITION|5;10;0|Part Label”).
The Field Name and Field Value data are required; the Spreadsheet Comment data is optional.
The X & Y Location of an auto-label is based on the Machine Point of the individual parts.