2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 11:42 AM by maurice bellando

    A.K.A. Tabulated drawings

    maurice bellando

      When various slightly different parts are contained within the same drawing.

      Most people refer to these as 'Tabulated drawings', but what other names do people use for them?

      Maurice

        • Re: A.K.A. Tabulated drawings
          Shawn Stugard

          "Family table" drawing is used pretty commonly around here.

           

          See my rant about how EPDM handles this here: How do I manually get part numbers for configured parts from EPDM?

            • Re: A.K.A. Tabulated drawings
              maurice bellando

              'Family table' - thanks Shawn.

              Your rant about configured parts from EPDM. I've found out many times the futility of trying to build some kind of smartness into any numbering system e.g. your "thread rolling screws are always PNx234xx..., but socket head cap screws are PNx235xx". Assume there are about 20 different sizes of socket head cap screws available, so you reserve the next 50 numbers just to be on the safe side. Then a customer wants all the same screws in a different material. Then another customer wants all the same screws in a different colour. Then another customer wants all the same screws in a different coating. Your part numbering system is screwed. I don't bother with smart numbering systems, I let the PDM system find the parts I want by making the descriptions more descriptive.