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Keeping Revisions / Versions / BOM up to date with minor change

Question asked by Dillon Troxell on Sep 6, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2020 by Marc Trumpi

We have a versioning scheme where an A1 is an initial release. If we make a change that affects the form, fit or function of the part it becomes a B1. If it is a typo or similar it will become A2. Right now, our drawing data card is driven from the model and is read only. If we need to make a typo correction on a drawing, it requires the model to be updated which then causes the assembly to reference an out of date version and then that needs to be updated. 


We would like to be able to do a typo fix on a drawing without affecting the assembly, and have the BOM just read the A or AA portion.

Our SW BOM reads the rev of the model. 


We considered making the drawing data card editable, but the SW BOM would still read "A1" even if the drawing went to say an A3.


Our VAR suggested some sort of dispatch command, but I am not to familiar with dispatch. They also suggested a field on a data card that just takes the left digit, but it is possible for our revision to hit AA1 and on.



Attached are the revisions components in our vault.