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Release Management: should we release off-the-shelf hardware and components by outside vendors?

andres_dandlerandres_dandler Member Posts: 7 PRO
How does Onshape handle part numbers and revs of non-custom parts?  From example: hardware, or outside components like switches, pumps, etc.  I would like to capture the manufacturer's part number (and maybe their revision), but I don't necessarily want to include their parts in our Release Management.
I noticed this because I'm trying to release my first few parts and drawings.  I just looked at releasing my assembly, and it's asking me to release all the components that go into it, which includes hardware and other outside components. 
Any advice?  How are you all doing this?


  • adrian_vlzkzadrian_vlzkz Member Posts: 107 PRO
    You can add those Fields as company specific Custom Properties, and exclude those Purchased Components from being Revision Managed. If you open the Properties for a Part select the "Not Revision Managed"

    Adrian V.
    CAD Administrator
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,523 EDU
    Is there any guidelines from onshape as to this? 

    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • adrian_vlzkzadrian_vlzkz Member Posts: 107 PRO
    Is there any guidelines from onshape as to this? 

    I've seen it on a couple of the Webinars, not sure if it's documented on any other content.
    Adrian V.
    CAD Administrator
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,078
    @MBartlett21 as @adrian_velazquez says, I don’t think it is documented but that is the right way to do it. 
    @andres_dandler if you want to use the vendor’s part number you will have to make sure that you don’t set a Pattern for your part number (https://cad.onshape.com/help/Content/manage_procompany_account.htm?Highlight=Pattern ) otherwise it might conflict. Some companies want to assign their own internal part numbering scheme to bought in items as well. To do this, create another custom property to store the vendor’s part number and then you can track both if you need to. 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • andres_dandlerandres_dandler Member Posts: 7 PRO
    A-ha!  All of this makes sense.  Thank you for the tips!
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