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Exchanging information b/w PDM's of different companies

Question asked by Andy S. on Sep 13, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2020 by Deepak Gupta

This may be the zillionth time someone asked a question about information sharing with suppliers during product development and beyond. But, its 2020 and I still face the same problem sharing files with a supplier who has PDM and a supplier who does not. 

 

Scenario:

Company C owns Product P which is made up of components A, B, D, E. 

Top Level Assembly of product P is owned by Company C in Solidworks 2019 using PDM Standard for revision control

Component A is designed by company C in Solidworks 2019 using PDM standard for revision control

Component B is designed by company C2 in Solidworks 2019 using PDM Professional for revision control

Component D is designed by company C3 in Solidworks 2019 who does not have PDM and uses RevXX_DDMMYY in filename for revision

Component E is designed by company C4 which is an off the shelf part in STEP format. 

 

Question: 

1. Do you face the above scenario? What is your current approach? Is it working?

2. How can company C make sure that the assembly of product P always has the CORRECT VERSION of components A, B, D, E without having to call/email someone for their files and do replace components every time. 

 

 

Look forward to hearing your approaches and solutions.

 

Thanks

Andy

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