Bommer allows you to change the orientation of your thumbnails on a part-by-part basis, to ensure you capture the most relevant picture for each of your parts. This is controlled via a built-in property that you will need to add to your Settings. Read on to find out more.
Before we start
Thumbnail orientation is controlled via a built-in property that is added to your BOM via the Settings command. If you are unfamiliar with this process, we suggest you start there to have a better a understanding on how to set this up. Go on, we'll be here when you get back.
Adding the Thumbnail Orientation property.
By default this feature is included in Bommer but not activated by default. Activating the feature is as simple as adding a property to Bommer:
First go into your Bommer settings and create a new one, you will want to make a new Builtin property and set the Built-in Property field to Thumbnail Orientation.
As with all properties, you can select the category to decide how it gets grouped in the Edit bill of materials and Edit part properties screens. Additionally, by default, we capture all thumbnails without a specified orientation from the HOME view, but you can specify a different default by changing the Default Value Type dropdown and entering one of the following values:
- Bottom Left
- Bottom Right
- Top Left
- Top Right
Note: As of right now we are unable to select orientations that map to the edges of the view cube (e.g. the edge between Top and Front). We will update this if it becomes available in the future.
Changing the orientation
With the above feature enabled, you can either use Edit part properties, or Edit bill of materials to edit the property. This property is edited like any other property within Bommer: open the command, find or select the part, navigate to the tab that contains the property, click on the drop down and select a new value.
You can pick from any of the faces or corners of the view selector and set the orientation of your thumbnail accordingly. Like other dropdown, selecting the empty value at the top will remove any custom orientation for that part; in this case, Bommer will use the default orientation.
Once you have made your edits, you must press OK to save them.
To export thumbnails, you must also have the Thumbnail built-in property configured in Settings. This is configured by default so as long as you didn't delete it you're good to go. If you did, follow the process above to add a new property for Thumbnail.
Open the Export command and make sure the Thumbnail property is checked in the table. You can also check Thumbnail Orientation if you like, but you do not need to; that property is read whether or not is included in the exported file.
Questions or concerns?
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