6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2018 2:52 PM by Craig Schultz

    How does a vault with different folders not allow duplicate parts?

    Janet Coleman

      How does a vault with different folders not allow duplicate parts?

      i.e.

      A screw that is used on many parts will be located where?

      If each "folder" holds a full assembly with all its parts, what if the parts need to be in other "folders"? How do I avoid duplicate parts?

       

      I recently started working for a company that has had solidworks for about 10 years but have never used PDM, only folders... I'm researching ways we can start using PDM but we already have a crazy amount of duplicate parts. For example:

      How should I go about cleaning this up?