Setting a value to “1” will suppress the dimension of the product in 2D elevation view. Setting to zero or missing from the workbook, Toolbox will add a dimension annotation in the 2D elevation view.
Setting a value to “1” will suppress the outline of the project in 2D elevation view. Setting to zero or missing from the workbook, Toolbox will add an outline of the product in 2D elevation view.
Used to display the product description, catalog number, or other product identifier. The value should contain desired text to show in the product 2D elevation view. Most MV libraries allow this to be turned on/off in the Global Variables or through the product prompts.
Used to display the Width, Height, and Depth of a product in elevation view. Most MV libraries allow this to be turned on/off in the Global Variables or through the product prompts.
FloorPlanCoordinates: Used to display the 2D floor plan of the product. Most modern MV libraries now use 2D Plan View Instruction tokens instead for greater control.
If a subassembly contains any of the following defined names, Microvellum will populate the data from the parent product down to the Subassembly similar to how the Width, Height, Depth, & Bay Position are behaving. The same behavior works from a subassembly to any included nested subassemblies.
Subassembly_Comment (only one that can contain a String value).
Enter formula or value to position the product's 2D elevation item number in X.
Enter formula or value to position the product's 2D elevation item number in Z.
Enter formula or value to position the product's 3D item number in X.
Enter formula or value to position the product's 3D item number in Y.
Enter formula or value to position the product's 3D item number in Z.
Enter formula or value to position the product a set distance from the floor to the top of the product.
Setting a value to “1” will cause all parts, edgebanding, and hardware to be considered “buyout”, meaning the parts will draw, but be omitted from the work order and not manufactured. If set to "1” on a subassembly prompt, then only those subassemblies, like a drawer, will be considered a buyout.
Setting a value of “0” will cause Microvellum to NOT include the Subassembly when making the subassembly report.
See Library Data Codes document for more information.
The prompt that gives users an opportunity to change the name of the product at the project level. This will update the product list.
Same as ProductName (above) however Microvellum will not overwrite any formulas should they be found.
Microvellum will populate the Specification Group Name.
The presence of certain defined prompts triggers the Opening
*Not used in the Foundation Library
*Not used in the Foundation Library. Functionality moved to a Costing Report
There are two special hidden prompt structures used for products that are extruded along a polyline path. They create a two-way means of communication between the spreadsheet and AutoCAD. Since a polyline can consist of multiple segments of straight and curved lines, it is often necessary to find the point where two segments intersect when the polyline is offset by a certain amount. Since calculating these points is complex, Microvellum has devised a mechanism to provide the information to the spreadsheet. The user can then use the values passed to the spreadsheet to create formulas for plate parts and machining required to build the product.
x being an incremental number that allows you to use more than one Offset prompt. The value of Offset_x is the offset distance from the polyline path that you are looking for. Use a positive number for a left offset and a negative number for a right offset.
There are four more Prompts required to complete the offset structure:
On the next page is a diagram that should help explain how the program is going to populate the Offset structure with helpful information. Let’s say that you wanted the first offset structure to calculate the countertop depth. In the prompt “Offset_1” you would type a formula similar to this:
In this example the variable “Depth” is equal to 24. If you were to extrude the product along the polyline below, here is how the offset structure would be populated by the program.
“x” being an incremental number that allows you to use more than one CurvedPart prompt structure. As the name implies, this prompt facilitates the task of drawing a part containing a routing path to make it a curved part. Die wall plates and countertop decks are two examples of where you might use this prompt structure. The value of CurvedPart_x consists of two numbers separated by either a pipe or a comma. The two numbers represent two offset points from the polyline part. Use a positive number for a left offset and a negative number for a right offset.
The two special prompt structures make creating these extruded products much easier.
The best way to learn how to build your own extruded product, is to study some of the extruded products already built by Microvellum.