AutoPLANT XM and V8i can add data from component specs to Isogen bill of materials by using Project Administrator and editing the mld file. The previous version AutoPLANT 2004 required edit to ebs script files to add the data. A brief sample of data that can be added is Tag, Stype, Gtype, Main Size, and Paint Code.
First "Tag" needs to be added as a field to be passed to isogen. Use Project administrator to add the select "Tag" as the field to pass to Isogen bill of materials.
Use project administrator to enable the TAG parameter to be passed to isogen.
The .MLD file must be edited to add the data to the Isogen bill of materials.
Edit the .MLD file to reference the Tag data.
Please note that the -81 to -89 references are for user defined material definitions. If multiple items are checked then reference number may change which data field it outputs to the isogen material list i.e. -81 will may no longer output Tag and instead output another checked material reference. Please experiment to find the correct reference.
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Had problems with the .MLD file. The tech note suggests experimenting with the defined material definitions to find the corrct number (-81 to -89). After trying each number in turn twice it still did not work, so in desperation a tried 'TAGNUMBER' instead - you guessed it - bingo