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Why would a derived configuration be a bad thing??

Question asked by Kevin Andrews on Apr 10, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2018 by Dan Pihlaja

I am. somewhat, asking tongue-in-cheek here....


A coworker and I were discussing a method for completing a task, assigned to me, earlier. I asked his take on a method as he has been here longer and I felt he would have a better feel for how "they" wanted it done (They is really just the two of us, but...)


Here is the situation: We have a mechanical build that has four standard base models - one has a 2500 psi relief valve and the other has a 3000 psi relief valve - each one of these has a standard flow and a high output (which totals to 4 base models).

After the base model, you have accessories that can be added - like a panel, different hydraulic hook-up elbows, and different connections/outputs, etc...


My thought was to create the 4 base models and then create derived configurations to show the different combinations of accessories. My coworker said that he wouldn't do that...and I would see why if I did it that way...


Can someone explain why doing it this way would be a bad thing?