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Tabulated Drawings-Configuration specific revision letters?

Tabulated Drawings-Configuration specific revision letters?

Tabulated Drawings-Configuration specific revision letters?

I'd be interested to learn of a way around some ISO policies that make tabulated drawings more complicated than they need to be.

In our plant, it has been communicated that we must label all of our parts in our inventory shelves with the current revision.
We often change lengths for just one of the configurations.
In those cases the entire drawing receives a revision roll. As a result we end up relabeling the packaging for every configuration contained in the drawing.
Solutions that have been suggested are to stop using tabulated drawings and move to individual drawings, or to assign a rev letter to each configuration, labeling the packaging instead with the config rev.,
A Rev letter sticker system, Inventory Micromanagement, you name it, we've thought of it.

Has anyone in this forum come across another solution to this problem? Have you tried assigning a revision to each tab and did it work out for you?
It is relatively mundane to change 2000 stickers every time a revision is rolled for one part.
It is equally mundane to create 5000 drawings to replace 600.

Thanks again!

RE: Tabulated Drawings-Configuration specific revision letters?

We treat the tabulation drawing as having its own revision record and each part on that drawing as having its own revision record

Tab drawing 1234 starts at rev A with parts 1234-1 (rev A) and 1234-2 (rev A) on it
Tab drawing 1234 is revised to B with part 1234-3 (rev A) added to it. (1234-1 and 1234-2 stay at rev A)
Part 1234-2 has a hole added to it. Drawing 1234 is revised to C, part 1234-2 is revised to B. 1234-1 and 1234-3 stay at Rev A
Drawing 1234 has a spelling error corrected on it. Drawing 1234 is revised to D, no change to rev of the tabulated parts

RE: Tabulated Drawings-Configuration specific revision letters?

Why do you add revisions to parts?
Revisions are for documents only.


RE: Tabulated Drawings-Configuration specific revision letters?


You are not supposed to attach document revision numbers to part numbers. If your drawing revision affects the fit, form or function of your part, you need a new part number. Generating a new drawing is the best way to accomplish this.


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