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PDM Standard - Multiple vaults or multiple tabs on cards?

Question asked by Eric Snyder on Jan 29, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2018 by Eric Snyder

Using PDM Standard. We have two distinctly different use cases for Solidworks. One is a specific kind of production tool. The other are for various engineering project through the plant. Each has different needs regarding what would be helpful in the PDM file card. My question is about best practices. Which is better:


1) Create two vaults, one for production tools and one for projects? This way each vault would have it's own card dedicated to the metadata needs of their particular part or assembly.


2) Use the same vault for both kinds of [part/assemblies and create a custom tab on the file card that is particular to the type of part/assembly.


Thoughts from you PDM gurus out there?