17 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2017 8:05 AM by Dave Bear

    Best usable list of custom properties

    Jaroslaw Guz

      Hi everybody,

      I wonder who have best list of custom properties for Part/Assembly template we can share and use. If you have property tab file associated with it please share it with us. I set up few custom properties at work and use them everyday. Right now i am looking for improvement and implementing good ideas. I design whole machines so sheet metal and weldment are used everyday. My list so far is:

      Part Number - $PRP:"SW-File Name"

      1. Description
      2. Project
      3. Revision
      4. Material
      5. Finish
      6. Lifecycle
      7. Vendor
      8. VendorNo
      9. Cost
      10. Manufacturer
      11. ManufacturerPN
      12. Weight
      13. SW-Last Saved Date
      14. Quantity

      They are mapped in drawing format table and saved in assembly and part template.

      I have plans to add more like:

      • manufacturing information: make/buy, stock size, blank size for sheets
      • manufacturing process: waterjet/laser vs cnc milling, bending tools size
      • notes for drawing
      • costing: quotes information, manufacturing cost, material cost

      Feel free to make any good suggestions, those doesnt have to by used all time but are handy and ready to use.

        • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
          David Matula

          KISS....METHOD

          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.

          • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
            John Stoltzfus

            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

            Finish Color Brand

            Finish Color Number

            Axis-5

            Axis-3

            Panel Saw

            Mortis-Tenon

            DMC-Sander

            SeatDisher

            Kit

            HandProcess

            Other

            Material-Construction

            MatAdditionalInfo

            MaterialDisposition-WIP

            MaterialDisposition-Purchasing

            MaterialDisposition-Stock

            MaterialDisposition-Shipping

            NewCNCProgram

            CNCProgram

            M-T Program

            Watermark

            RevisonOld

            Revision

            A-ChangeDescription

            RevAApprovedBy

            RevBDate

            B-ChangeDescription

            RevBApprovedBy

            RevBBy

            RevB

            C-ChangeDescription

            C-RevCDate

            RevCApprovedBy

            RevCBy

            RevC

            D-RevDDate

            D-ChangeDescription

            RevDApprovedBy

            RevDBy

            RevD

            Reason For Change

            Summary Of Change

            Originator

            ProjectStatus

            ECN Date

            ECR

            ECN

            Released On ECN

            Product Development

            Product Release

            Product Revisions

            AffectedParts

            AcceptedSupervisor

            AcceptedActionee

            AcceptedDate

            RejectedSupervisor

            RejectedReason

            RejectedDate

            Documentation Only

            MRP Only

            Marketing Information

            As Built

            Assembly Instructions

            Catalog

            Fixtures

            Price List

            Vendor Specifications

            Website

            Style

            Product Number

            PartNumber

            Opposite

            OldPartNumber

            Description

            Custom

            DrawingUpdate

            StockSize

            Size

            ChairSize

            BedSize

            CompanyName1

            Designer

            WorkOrder

            DrawnBy

            DrawnDate

            CheckedBy

            CheckedDate

            ManufacturingApproval

            MfgAppDate

            EngAppDate

            EngineeringApproval

            SalesMarketingApproval

            SalesMarketingApprovalDate

            Router Updates

            Router Updates Date

            Programing

            Programing Date

            PDF Date

            Note1

            Note2

            Note3

            Note4

            Note5

            Note6

            Note7

            Note8

            Note9

            Note10

            Note11

            Note12

            Note13

            Note14

            Note15

            Note16

            Note17

            Note18

            Note19

            Note20

            Note21

            Note22

            Note23

            Note24

            Note25

            Note26

            Note27

            Note28

            Note29

            Note30

            Note31

            Note32

            Note33

            Note34

            Note35

            Note36

            Note37

            Note38

            Note39

            Note40

            Note41

            Note42

            Note43

            Note44

            Note45

            Note46

            Note47

            Note48

            Note49

            Note50

            Note51

            Note52

            Note53

            Note54

            Note55

            Note56

            Note57

            Note58

            Note59

            Note60

            Weight

            SurfaceArea

            • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
              Doug Seibel

              Fyi...

              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.

              • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
                Rick Becker

                Here is my list primary geared towards Progressive Die Design...

                 

                Part Name

                Part Number

                Revision

                Customer

                Job Number

                Drawn Date

                Drawn By

                Material

                Material Thickness

                Stock Width

                Die Clearance

                Lead

                Detail Material

                Finished Stock Size

                Dwg Rev

                Det#

                • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
                  Jaroslaw Guz

                  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.

                  • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
                    Dan Pihlaja

                    Here's ours:

                     

                    SW-Part Number

                    Description

                    Heat Treat

                    Finish

                    Weight

                    Vendor

                    Quantity

                    Status

                    MATERIAL OPTION

                    Material

                    Job Number

                    OEM PART NO.

                    OEM DESCRIPTION

                    • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
                      Doug Seibel

                      All in all...there is no "best list" that is "best" for everyone.

                      Here's ours...

                      • Re: Best usable list of custom properties
                        Todd Blacksher

                        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 . . .