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Drawing Number Scheme

Drawing Number Scheme

Drawing Number Scheme

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A customer has asked me to suggest a scheme for new drawing numbers. He would like it to have seven digits with the first character a letter, plus a two-digit dash number.
Any Ideas?
Thanks

Frank Reid
Reid Engineering Services of Utah

RE: Drawing Number Scheme

What does the first character represent, if anything?

The best numbering system is non-intelligent, sequential numbers. The length is up to you. The use of dash numbers is no problem, just define when you use dash numbers.

I have been at a company that used a unigue number for most parts. If the part was used in a weldment, then the weldment details would be given dash numbers of the unique weldment number. Dash numbered parts were never sold as spares.

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