We are finally upgrading to SW2017, going straight to SP5, if it's fully released on our schedule.
We are loading the toolbox -- prior IT management was afraid of it for some reason.
We use PDM Pro, which is also getting upgraded.
We are also rolling out a new part numbering system (My users love me.).
From prior experience, I know that SW assigns a seemingly arbitrary part number to toolbox parts. Should I bother with attempting to make SW/PDM conform with the new numbering system for toolbox components? Should I try to develop (or pay someone to develop) a macro that will make this easier? Can I make this work through the data cards?
This is my first position as SW/PDM Admin, I'm scheduled for training but won't have had enough before these are going to happen (We're having our VAR consult on the upgrades, so I shouldn't get in too far over my head.)
So, should I should, or should I shouldn't try to get the toolbox items into the new numbering system?
I'd be thankful for your opinions. And, I already know that I'm ugly, so save your keystrokes...