iLogic Tutorial From Autodesk – 06

Using Parameter Filters

The iLogic Parameter Editor provides a filter mechanism to control which parameters are displayed. By using these filters, you can focus in on only the parameters you’re interested at a particular time. The Parameter Filters allow you to control which set of parameters are shown (Model, User, iLogic), and whether to display all, or only the “key” parameters. To see how this works, first expand the iLogic Parameter Editor window to show all of the parameters associated with the bracket. In the bottom left hand corner of the dialog, in the Parameter Filters group box, there are two list boxes. The list on the left categorizes the parameters into All, iLogic Parameters, Model Parameters, User Parameters etc. The list on the right categorizes the parameters into All, Key and Non-Key Parameters. For the sake of illustration, set the following Model Parameters as Key Parameters:

base_hole_length_loc base_hole_width_loc
base_hole_dia flange_hole_dia
flange_hole_length_loc flange_hole_width_loc

To do this, click the check box in the Key column cell of each of these parameters. Then, click the different options in the 2 filter fields. Notice how the list of displayed parameters changes. The following table describes the results for the various selections in the Parameters Filter fields.

Left Field Selection Right Field Selection Result
All All All parameters shown
All Key All Key Parameters shown
All Non-Key All Non-Key Parameters shown
Model All Shows all Model Parameters
Model Key Shows all Key Model Parameters

This simple bracket model has 27 parameters associated with it. It is not unreasonable to expect that a complex part or assembly of parts may have hundreds of parameters. By strategically designating Key parameters, it is possible to find relevant parameters much more easily by filtering the list.

It is possible to multi-select (using shift-click) the values in these filter fields. If you select multiple values, you can see the parameters in the combined set.

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