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  1. #1
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    Top of part value in PP?

    I've tried part_height but that just yields zero all the time, I know that reference_plane is equal to Top of Part + Rapid Plane, I can live with a set Rapid Plane value if a hard coded subtraction can then be done in the PP to yield Top of Part, but none of my guesses at syntax have worked.
    Any ideas gents?
    TIA,
    Nick

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    Re: Top of part value in PP?

    I've sorted out Advanced Posting for BCC V25 through to V29 so I'm just adding a tab to the drilling wizard with an input box allowing me to pass Top of Part directly to the VbScript in the PP

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    Re: Top of part value in PP?

    I was digging around today in the documentation for V31 and stumbled upon this API call today.

    MILL_Get_TopOfPart() – API Only

    Mill Job
    Returns the top of feature value for the current feature.

    I haven't tried it but it looks promising. Trouble is I don't know what version this API call is valid for. But thought it was worth mentioning!
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    Re: Top of part value in PP?

    Thanks for that!
    I'll see what that yields in V25 when I next delve into the PP
    Regards,
    Nick

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