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PDM and Multi Config parts

Question asked by Mahesh Joglekar on Dec 22, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2011 by Kenneth Barrentine

We are completing a strategy about constructing our models with or without using configurations and eventually start using PDM workgroup

With that respect I would like to confirm if there is an issue PDM has with multi config parts/ assemblies

What i mean is I heard that if a part has been used in diff assemblies and each assembly uses diff Config of that part then when it comes to check in / out PDM it makes the part appear as same config in all assemblies wherever it has been used thus upsetting the design

Say part A has A and A-1 configs

Assembly B uses Config A of part A

Assembly C uses Config A-1 of part A

When checking in PDM will make the PART A appear as Config A in BOTH assemblies thus upsetting Assembly C!

 

Is it alos true that becasue of thsi reason Driveworks also recommends not using Configs

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