In the Excel Form Report dialog box (Insert | Modules | Excel Form Report), the Custom Fields group displays a list of fields that you can define. This group provides the flexibility to create your own fields that a dimension in PC-DMIS might not record.
To create a custom field, click the Add button (on the right side of Custom Fields) to open the Custom Field dialog box.
Custom Field dialog box
Name - This box defines the custom field's name.
Value - This box defines the custom field's value. You can have a single value or multiple rows of values. To add a row for a value, click the Add button . After you add a row, PC-DMIS adds a check box and Remove button () for each row. To set a value as the selected value, mark the check box next to the value. In the Data tab, PC-DMIS displays this value as the selected value for each dimension. For a single value, the row for each dimension displays a box in which you can type or edit text. For multiple values, the row for each dimension displays a list.
OK - This button creates the custom field.
To edit a custom field, click the custom field's name, and then click Edit () to open the Custom Field dialog box.
To remove a custom field, click the custom field's name, and then click Delete (). After you delete the custom field, the column turns red in the Data tab.
Cancel - This button discards your changes.
Suppose that the AS9102 template requires the designator to set the importance of each dimension as major, minor, or critical.
Click to open the Custom Field dialog box.
In the Name box, type Designator.
In the Value box, type Major. Then, add two rows and type Minor and Critical, respectively.
Click OK. This creates a Designator custom field. It appears in the Custom Fields group.
PC-DMIS saves the custom field's information in the CustomFieldsSettings.xml file. You can find the file in this folder:
where <version> is the PC-DMIS version.