I am looking at changing the file structure/drawing depot and wanted to see some examples of other people’s ideas.
What is the general consensus of folders? Do you separate out according to product type or dump all files in one big folder, and let pdm systems control it?
My current thought is to separate out into following folders:
01 - Customer Specific
02 - Common subassemblies
03 - Manufactured Components
04 - Purchased parts
05 - Electrical Assemblies
06 - Electrical Components
07 - Consumables
08 - Fastenings
09 - Spares
Just to clarify, I would not be separating parts/assemblies and drawings. Its separated according to our MRP system.
An example would be a Plate we are getting manufactured. It would have product code of PL0001A and the part/drawing would be found in
\03 - Manufactured Components\PL0001A\PL0001A-1.sldpart
We are trialling WPDM as a precursor for EPDM later this year.
Would be interesting to see how you all do it.