When creating the templates I would only put the info needed....to fill out the title blocks and then info that would be needed for the pdm. If you use those on a daily basis then keep em...I like to minimize the clutter of info to reduce the amount of typo fat fingering or entering data in wrong locations....
Best thing is to make sure that you set all the parts and assemblies up the same if you have to enter the same data into each...so there is no cross over upsets.
List looks great...keep adding what you need.
Jaroslaw Guz Here's mine - far from David Matula KISS Method - lol - We don't use all the information for every component nor every project, but most of the information has to do with our ECR & ECN and Revision control and the different BOM's we require...
There is no limit that I know of
Finish Color Brand
Finish Color Number
Reason For Change
Summary Of Change
Released On ECN
Router Updates Date
wow what a list..I am going to quit thinking the title block info at my current work place is to much to do now......
Is it a new part? or configuration? to change the color on a table chair ect?
We used to have a "weight" custom property that was driven by the mass of the part/assembly. We discovered that it was a MAJOR reason for extremely slow system performance when working on assemblies. Since, for us, it really wasn't a critical tidbit of information...we stripped it from all of our files. System performance jumped noticeably afterwards.
Now this is very interesting. We have recently been asked to add the weight to our drawings so the paint line knows which hooks to use for hanging parts and assemblies. I hadn't thought about rebuild times.
It may be possible to just add it to the drawing and not have it in the part....that way rebuild time would not be affected until the drawing time....
but.... how are you going to tell the drawing how much a part weighs.... That custom property needs to be in the part or assembly file or nothing will compile in the drawing..........
Not sure, Doesn't the drawing only have the information the model brings in?
Maybe Alin Vargatu can comment on this. I have recently added that property to my templates, because it just makes sense. Why wouldn't you want to be able to get your assembly weights into your drawings? Should I remove it? Has SWX acknowledged this, and are they working on it?
I have no idea if Solidworks is doing anything whatsoever regarding it. As a general rule, they are far more interested in creating new problems. One thing a person could do is to do a little benchmarking on an assembly that has a mass driven property in all the parts/assemblies...then use #TASK to strip it out and do the same benchmarking again. We stripped it out of our files over 5 years ago, and have not had any reason to look into putting in back in.
But the bottom line is that constantly running a mass property analysis of all the open parts/assemblies and updating the custom property of all the parts/assemblies with the results of that analysis is going to take some amount of time for Solidworks to do. And while it is busy doing that for you, you are "busy" waiting for it to finish.
Here is my list primary geared towards Progressive Die Design...
Finished Stock Size
Thank you all for respond. I put weight for shipping dep but they check weight whole package so it is not necessary. You can check weight and put it in part as static number also. Thank you John for long list i think you have all you need so we can sort good staff for us and this is what i was looking for. I like idea of keeping informations about previous revisions it is handy. I am going to use those in my new template with Skeleton Sketch Part features to improve my top-down design. This was very helpful at least for me.
I did forget to mention that here I use a lot of cover sheets and a multiple tab Drawing all in one file, ECR, ECN, Assembly BOM, Parts BOM for our ECN, Parts BOM for our Program Parts, (2) two Pages of Notes if needed... so that's another reason I have so many Custom Properties..
OEM PART NO.
I'm a little late to the party, but if you do a lot of sheet metal, here are some of my little "tricks" -
I have a template for sheet metal parts that has a "Thickness" custom property linked to the "Thickness" value in the part.
In my sheet metal specific drawing template, I call on that in the title block in conjunction with my Material, which gives me the thickness and the material type in one shot.
I also do some stuff for the people that do the quoting:
Section Area - tells how much area the part will take up on a sheet for material usage.
Total Perimeter - this is how much the laser is going to have to cut for the part, based on feed rate, we can tell how long it will take to cut a part.
Total Surface Area - this helps the powder coat group estimate how much powder it will take to cover the part if it is powder coated.
There is a lot more that I want to do, this is just a start . . .