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Parts and Assemblies numbering conventions

Parts and Assemblies numbering conventions

Parts and Assemblies numbering conventions

Just wanted to get an idea of what different people are using for numbering systems in V5.
Before in the past the group I'm in Assembly Tooling used part numbers tied to sheets this goes back to board drawings days.
IE if something was drawn on sheet 2 it was named 201,202,203,204 and so on.
Well this method does not work well for V5 because you need to manage each individual part and assembly before you are deciding which sheet of a drawing you are going to be showing it on.

I'm currently using a naming convention which is sequential with a letter A or W for products depicting wehter it is an assembly or a weldment. Parts are just numbered from 1 to whatever.
I have scripts which manage all of these numbers by giving the next available part assy or weldment number and imbedding that information in the part or product and filing it as such.
This system has worked great I have a one to one match of the part name and the file name all my parts are fulling parameterized with automated bill of material right on the face of the drawing.
Yet I've only have had one problem in doing this and that is my down stream customers are whining that they don't instinctively know what sheet a detail belongs on.
(I'm working with some very narrow minded people to say the least.)
To address this issue I created a script that would create a bill of material for the entire tool and cross reference it to the actual drawing sheets and sort it according to parts assemblies weldments and vendor items.
Thus the could look at this and have all the infomation about any of the pats or assy's and know what sheet or sheets it was shown on and also the quantities per assy's and what assy it feed.(This still didn't satisfy the above mentioned people. Yet my seven year old son was able to follow along with this chart with no problem and could tell me at a glance what sheet any detail was drafted on.)

Has anyone else addressed the issue that using sheet numbers for a naming convention in V5 is like puting the cart in front of the horse.

Well if you have made it this far I thank you for listening to my rant.
Please I would like to know what other people through the industries take on this is.

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