We don't use EPDM, but we do have similar challenges from motors, lamps, coolers, fans, etc.
Currently we manually change the QTY. column in the SW bill of materials to "REF.". The component specifications (HP, Hz, Watts, CFM, right hand/left hand, etc) are called out on a "shop order" sheet which is an excel spreadsheet that lists all of the assemblies that make up the total machine. We also REF a layout drawing, sander media grit, roll face/diameter/material, and the like.
I would also like to know best practices for handling this in EPDM.
Maybe you could store it in the BOM?
Make a variable, call it something clever like "specification" and add that column to the BOM column set, but not the data card. Set this variable to "Look for variable in reference specific values".
Add your generic motor to the assembly. Now when the assembly is checked out, you can type your specification in the new specification column for the motor.
This same generic motor can exist in many assemblies, but the specification value may be unique on an assembly by assembly basis.
(When looking at the assembly BOM, make sure you are looking at the "Latest" not "As built")
Hello, thank you this could be an handy solution where you have a low volume specs (3 4 or little more)
But here we have to manage more... I think i go with a pdf whith some check button and made it a template, then the user will check the options he need (we talk about 4 pages of specs) and then it link to the master assembly file to have it in the BOM...
What do you think guys?
Thanks for this!
I have a state specifically for supporting design documents that are not revision controlled. The state is named (wait for it) "Supporting Design Docs". I then tell the engineers to Paste as Reference, the supporting design doc to the model file. This way the two are always linked. Search the motor spec, you can find the model. Find the model, you can easily find the spec.