Tim Turpin

Enterprise PDM 2008 revision scheme incrementing

Discussion created by Tim Turpin on Jul 2, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2009 by Lou Gallo
I am having an issue with the incrementation of our revisions, primarily our minor revisions. A little background first.

Major revisions - A0, A1, A2...A9, B0, B1, B2...B9, C0, C1, C2... and so on.
Minor Revision - .1, .2, .3... .9 this is appended to end of major revision. (A4.2)

Minor revision is primarily used when correcting typo's, adding reference dimensions, or anything that does not physically change the part.

So part is Released at A0, next ECO is written to modify part. Part is then bumped to A1. Next modification changes part to A2. Then part has minor change, typo is description, and part is set to A2.1 At next modification part increments to A3.

Our issue, Enterprise pdm is incrementing our Major and Minor revision correctly as seen the the data card. However when looking at the property 'Revision' on the part, assy or drawing files, the revisions are incorrect when using Minor revisions where used through workflow. When using a minor revision workflow, lets say file is at A3, the revision should display A3.1 This is displaying properly in the data card in EPDM but when the revision is set in the properties of solidworks parts, assy, and drawings it shows A2.1

Revision in solidworks files is going back 1 major revision and then adding the minor revision. We always have to manually update the revision property.

Can anyone share some insight into this? and suggestions for resolving?

Thanks, Tim