Robert Cooling

Tool box part in PDM

Discussion created by Robert Cooling on Apr 23, 2008
Latest reply on May 1, 2008 by Erik Balle
I have found myself with a bit of a problem. Although toolbox contains many fasteners there can be many parts that are different by specification but not form ie 1/4-20 hex hed bolt x 1 inch long great no throw in material, grade, and even plating or coating. So the decision makers (who do not use the software) decided that all parts should stand on there own, fine no big deal but hear is the problem

if I use toolbox to generate the model (saving time) then I save the part as a copy and remove all other configurations I cant seam to break the link where PDM works identifies the part as a Tool box reference so I cant check it into the vault

Any insight would be great