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How to use PDM during initial design?

Question asked by Kevin Charles on Oct 25, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2018 by Tom Helsley



I am wondering what is the proper way to utilize PDM Standard during the initial and conceptual part of the design process.


Do you put every part into the vault right away?

Do you assign part numbers for models you know will change a lot or might not be used?

What do you name the files?  Usually I give generic descriptive names during this stage (like tube, base plate, etc), but that doesn't seem like it is the right way to do things in PDM.

Do you leave the file card mostly blank and then fill it in later?  Because I often don't know the material, final description or part number yet.


I am hoping some of you can share your suggested workflows and best practices for using PDM with these initial models.