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Drawing numbers

andrew_kleinertandrew_kleinert Member Posts: 16 PRO
I'm currently setting up a revision control / company numbering system.  I've noted that Onshape has not included 'Drawing number' as part of the standard drawing parameter set.  ('Part number' has been included, 'Drawing number' has not)

In practice, is it expected that the 'part number' field within a drawing would effectively be treated as the drawing number?  This would seem to cause confusion when 'Part number' is a different thing to 'Drawing number'?  Curiously, the 'Release Management Workflow' has an option to prevent a drawing from having the same part number as its part (Enforced by "☑️All part numbers in a release must be unique")

Or is it better to manually create a new 'drawing number' field under Admin user -> company settings -> properties?

Does anybody have practical experience with this?

I'm also curious, is there a practical reason Onshape didn't include 'Drawing number' in its standard property set?

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  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,219
    edited January 29
    Andrew - 'Part Number' can be used interchangeably between drawings and parts.
    This is exactly why we included the option to allow duplication between parts and drawings. :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • andrew_kleinertandrew_kleinert Member Posts: 16 PRO
    Andrew - 'Part Number' can be used interchangeably between drawings and parts.
    This is exactly why we included the option to allow duplication between parts and drawings. :)
    Thanks ...

    ... so if I don't want to use them interchangeably (e.g: I want to retain a '1:many' correspondence between parts and drawings) then I would need to to manually create a new 'drawing number' field under Admin user -> company settings -> properties?  Is that the recommended workflow?
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,472 EDU
    @philip_thomas
    Is there a way to 'force' the drawing to use the same number as the part?
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • andres_dandlerandres_dandler Member Posts: 7 PRO
    @philip_thomas
    Is there a way to 'force' the drawing to use the same number as the part?
    Hi,
    This question didn't get answered, and it's a good one!  I would love this feature.
    Thanks,
    Andres
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