the result of a property is dependent on the result of another property
the cost of a part is dependent on one or more variables
property requires an “IF” function
the results of the “IF” function need to be simple to adjust
In this example, I will demonstrate how we can make the cost of a 2x4 change depending on the length of the board.
Step 1: Create the primary property by clicking on the “Add Property” button:
Step 2: Name the primary property and then click “Okay”:
Step 3: Add a list of common lengths (optional but recommended):
Step 4: Add a
property for each selection in the “Length of Material” property’s list:
Step 5: Now input the cost of each length of 2x4 on the corresponding
Step 6: Locate the
“Cost Each” property and input [[Length
of Material]] into the formula:
This will cause the “Cost Each” property to perform a double
search function. It will search for the
property named “Length of Material” and then search for a property that matches
the result of the “Length of Material” property. Meaning, if the result is “8” then it will
search for a property named “8” and return the result of this property to the
“Cost Each” property.
Step 7: Test the function by selecting a length from the “Length of Material” property:
Ensure that the length you chose returns the correct value to the “Cost Each” property.
If the formula does not work try “Right-Clicking” on the “Cost Each” property and clicking “Recalculate”.
If it still does not work, check your names for extra spaces or misspelling.