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Best Practice for 2-Step Part Fabrication

Question asked by Rolland Zhang on Jun 30, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2015 by Rolland Zhang

Hello All,


I am looking for the "best practice" for modelling and data management of certain parts that is processed through production:


Current Situation in Production:


1. We have a standardized part that is a flat (unbent) profile cut metal that is ordered from Fabrication Supplier. We call this a "part template".

2. With this standardized part template, production will bend and trim the part to suit the particular job at hand.


I am looking for the best way to "model" this part for production. To me, there are two models, one representing the part template, and another model representing the final part after bend and trim. Thus, TWO part numbers.


eg: Part 2000 - Final part from Part 1000


where 2000 is final part, and 1000 is part template.


Is this the best approach to this? Or is there another way?