Jennifer Bahnsen

Library Parts and PDMWE

Discussion created by Jennifer Bahnsen on Feb 22, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2008 by Jeff Sweeney
I'm really new to PDMWorks Enterprise - haven't even had a chance to attend the Administrator's class yet.

I want to start setting up an easy to use library of common purchased components. What have you found is the best way to do this? From what I read in another post it sounds like it's better to keep these files in a network location instead of the vault. If they are stored outside the vault for use, do you back them up to the vault?

I'm also curious about using parts with configurations for things like screws, nuts, etc., versus creating stand alone parts for each size. Any pros or cons? My goal is to make it easy for the engineers to find what they need.