Mark Invalid Templates

How To Use Mark Invalid Templates


If you select this function, a wizard will guide you through the process of setting up a search criteria. The steps differ depending on the kind of item your template is for. So you will be shown basic steps that will have functionality across most, if not all, item types. Start by selecting Tools | Mark Invalid Templates from the menu bar.
First, you will be introduced to the same template generator wizard as you see when creating an auto generate template item. Follow all the instructions step by step, the wizard gives you and press the Finish button.

Then The EDGE will scan through the templated item and look for any templates that incorrect match codes. Incorrect match codes can be changed using the Edit button. Any match codes that are incorrect or become obsolete can be removed by selecting that match code and pressing the Delete button. The order that you list the match codes in will determine how your templates are organized in the item database. For example, let’s say the match codes for a stud template are set in this order: stud gauge, stud width, and stud type. When you look at the templated stud items, they will be sorted first by gauge, then by width, and then by type. This is a fairly standard example.

But if you would like to see them sorted by type first (because that’s how your vendor presents them to you in a sales list), you would set the order to be type, gauge, width (or type, width, gauge) in the Template Match Codes Properties screen by highlighting the Match Code and then using the Up or Down arrow to move the code up or down as required.