We do not have teamcenter and don't think we ever will but I am running into a problem and would like some advice.
We have 1 customer that is having us design dies for them and they use alot of the same components between the tools. So I have a few details that are in each assembly. Currently I have them placed in the assembly and in each folder separately. Now when I revise one of the details I have to go and find that detail in each assembly and update that one as well. Its working OK right now but wnen I have 100 assemblies with shared components its going to get crazy.
How is everyone handling this without teamcenter, Im not to far in yet to change.
I thought about that as one solution.
We load everything partial, would there be potential to change a part, then someone load an assembly partial, open file that was modified and print without updating drawing.
In other words would The person that modified the part have to update all assemblies or would that part show updated after the one save in the assembly that it was changed in
Are they purchased items? Assuming they are purchased components similar to sensors, standard lifters, screws, dowels, etc. Just put them all in their own folder on the network. Call the folder "Customer X components" Make the files "read-only" in Windows. A purchased component can't change so once you have these components created, there should be no reason to change them. Set your load options to "search folders" and add the Customer X components to the search folder listing.
No they are components that we manufacture and they are constantly changing them
Yes, because these items are high wear out items, we make many per month, they might make a change once in a while and next time we open that design we need to have the component upcdated because we clone some of these to a new design and would like the correct revision to start with
What changes on it? Screw positions? L, W, H? Where do your mill programmers pull the data? Are they reading NX files or do you have to export data?
I am wondering if you could show the same thing visually in each design, but update the CNC file to the latest and greatest. For example, if a nitro cylinder manufacturer changes 10 things in one of their cylinders internally, we wouldn’t see that in our design. We simply just show the same thing we always have, the can and the rod. . .
Obviously if you are changing L, W, or H, or screw positions, you are probably having to change neighboring components to avoid interference.