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Insert Part and Figure References into an Application

Rowan's dynamic, synced, figure and part references support complete consistency across your application, even as you make revisions.

Laura Berwick avatar
Written by Laura Berwick
Updated over a week ago

This article covers the following topics:

  • Part Reference Insertion from the Right-Hand Sidebar

  • Part Reference Autocompletion as You Type

  • Figure Reference Autocompletion as You Type

  • Now What?

Part Reference Insertion from the Right-Hand Sidebar

  1. Place your cursor at the desired insertion point in your application.

  2. Click the square building block icon to expand the Parts panel in the right-hand sidebar.

  3. Click the arrow or the part name link to insert the part name and number as a tagged part reference data object.


  4. Click the part number to insert the part number only as a tagged part reference data object.


  5. Your inserted reference will be kept up to date with any numbering or naming changes you make to your part in the Drawing Tool.

Part Reference Autocompletion as You Type

  1. Begin typing your part name or part number.



  2. Press the arrow keys and Enter to insert the highlighted option from the autocomplete list provided

    OR

    Click on a desired autocomplete list option

    OR

    Finish typing the part number or part name and number and press space.


  3. The typed or selected identifier will be inserted as a tagged part data object.



    This reference will be kept up to date across any numbering or naming changes you make to your parts or figures at a later time.


    Note that "a" or "an" typed before an inserted part reference will be updated to agree with the inserted reference.

Figure Reference Autocompletion as You Type

  1. Begin typing your desired "FIG. #" reference and select the desired figure from the dropdown presented



    OR


    Type "FIG. # " where "# " is the figure number you wish to reference followed by a space.


  2. Your typed text will be converted to a linked figure reference data object.

    This reference will be kept up to date if you reorder your figures at a later time in a way that changes the numbering of the referenced figure.

Now What?

Before you export for filing, you can use the Consistency Review tool to confirm you've supported your illustrated parts in your application.

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