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Custom Properties vs. Labels

Urs_Egger_REACTUrs_Egger_REACT Member Posts: 67 PRO
Hi There, 
The longer we work with onshape the more Documents we have. So I'd like to organize it a little more. Of course we can make Onshape folders. But I think it would be better to have something more future proof (thinking about PLM/ERP).
So I generally would like to group documents like for example:
  • Product Range A, Product Range B, Product Range C
  • Product Data, Manufacturing Data
  • etc. 

I think it would be enough to have this on document level.
  • I don't think it is necessary to apply the groups on every single part. 
  • And it is important to quickli apply or change the grouping to one or several documents.
  • And it is important to pass the grouping properties to a PLM/ERP system one day.
  • And it is important to find documents quickly with a search like e.g.: All Manufacturing Equipment for Product Range B

What would you recommend using? custom properties or labels? Or is there even a better way to do this?


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    Rhett_RobinsonRhett_Robinson Member Posts: 97 PRO
    Labels are user specific, so you definitely want to go the way of custom properties. 
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    Urs_Egger_REACTUrs_Egger_REACT Member Posts: 67 PRO
    Thank you Rhett. So it is obvious which way to go. 
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    adrian_vlzkzadrian_vlzkz Member Posts: 262 PRO
    Yeah, sucks that we still don't have Company/Enterprise-wide Labels. They'd be very useful

    Adrian V. | Onshape Ambassador
    CAD Engineering Manager
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    romeograhamromeograham Member, csevp Posts: 668 PRO
    Custom properties can't be applied at a Document level - the "highest" level they can be applied is to a Workspace or Version. You can also apply to a Tab (that holds an Assembly, Part Studio, Drawing, or File)....Company Labels would be soooo fantastic! (because they are set per-Document) and visible from the Document List view.

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