Question for the group:
1. What is your folder structure in PDM?
<vault> <customer> <order/project> <.....>
<vault> <machine type> <.....>
2.How do you deal with the situation when the sales department sells a customer a machine that has already been designed in another project?
Do you not create a folder/project for the second project in the PDM?
Do you create a project and copy only the top assembly with a new designation?
Do you copy all data assemblies, parts, drawings with new names into the repeat project?
A great solution would be to insert the components as links, but this document advises against this. -> https://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2018/10/solidworks-pdm-paste-shared/
3. Now it gets tricky, how do you manage the situation when a machine has already been sold to several different customers. And the first customer needs a change to a component that only affects his machine?