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Part number algorithm

svenolov_nystromsvenolov_nystrom OS Professional Posts: 22 PRO
Why not use an algorithm for automatic part number assignment. When a new dockument , part or asm is created it will be assigned a part number based on this algorithm -  format  000 000 000 (or something else)
A document is numbered 000  
A part studio is named as 000 300
A part get its  number based on the Doc. and part studio name ex 100 300 001
ASM. and DRW  numbers based on document number and a different digit in the third group ex. 100 300 200
This follows the normal process when a mechanical structure or project is built
I use this algorithm in my project manually . I have full control without a separate database ( by including the part number to the name)
It works  can it bee automate?
Sven
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  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 415 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 28
    First of all...Personally I don't like this type of numbering structures very much, although I have found them in many customers.

    Second, you can use the new release management to do something like that. See you Professional account settings

    and last but not least... 
    I only want two things from a referencing system:
    - References MUST be unique
    - References SHOULD be univocal (Honestly I not always want this)

    If you use the reference system you propose:
    - What about the part numbers of the standard content?
    - What happens if you have more than 100 or 1000 parts in an assembly, or in a part studio
    - What happens if you create a new version and delete and / or add, part studios, assemblies, parts
    - What happend if you want to create a new subassembly...

    Usually the answer is... create special rules for a lot of specific issues that you do not want that follow the default rule.
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  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 415 ✭✭✭✭
    and one last question ... why create a reference for a Part studio?

    which I think may be interesting to discuss in general, so I'll create a new post
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  • svenolov_nystromsvenolov_nystrom OS Professional Posts: 22 PRO
    I think all things dockument, partstudios pdf  and so on shall have an unik part number. I my world it has gone haywire with parts and drawings .
    I have reverted to use the algoritm mentioned.. I have included the part number in the name and  all dockuments have a number (Tags).
    It might not be a sulotion for everybody but it is supricingly easy to handle. 

  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers Posts: 415 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for that interesting video!!

    There a few things you can improve there, but that is a great example to show the relation between part numbers and manufacturing processes.

    I will try to create the same example but with a few improvements and maybe and a different approach
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