How do users get around not being able to specify a quantity for a generic?
How do users get around generics being excluded from reporting when a config is selected?
It's now 2010 and I thought this would have been addressed by now.
I usually just add extra lines to the end of the BOM manually to handle generics. I do not have emtpy parts added in the assembly for them.
However, I was referring to the reporting feature in PDMWorks.
PDMW allows generics to be added to an assembly (in the vault) but no provision exists for specifying a quantity.
This eliminates the empty part thing you referred to (in a different way).
The report is a .csv file and captures a more complete BOM, which could be imported to an ERP/MRP system (i.e. cable drawings (AutoCAD), loctite (pdf), adhesives (pdf), etc...).
What is that term, "half-baked"!
I missed you were posting in the PDM sub-forum. :-)
Yes, it seems interesting that you can add a generic but would not want to know a qty. Makes you wonder, does it, what folks are thinking when spec'ing the required features for the code writers.
Let's see ... spec's for PDMW features, checkin and revision manage generics, done. We can go home now!
After further investigation it appears that SolidWorks refers to generics as attachments.
One can only assume that "attachment" = "exclude from BOM".
Back to creating dummy prt's & asm's.
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