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Intelligent Part numbering

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Good Afternoon, 

 

 

I am hoping someone can help. 

 

I wish to create part numbers in Teamcenter with the following format:

 

<prefix> <TopLevel> - <subLevel>

 

prefix = 2 alpha characters e.g. AA

TopLeve = 4 digit numerical e.g 1234

subLevel = 3 digit numerical e.g 001

 

Example: AA1234-001

 

 

Ideally, The prefix and Toplevel need to be selected from seperate LOVs. Then the subLevel genereated using a counter.

 

I have attempted to configure this using ID Generation Rules. However it does not appear possible to have unique counters for each combination of prefix & TopLevel

 

Can anyone suggest how I could achieve this?

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

 

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Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Depending on the version of Teamcenter you're using, it sounds like multifield keys would be the answer.

 

Arden Bedell | Teamcenter Wonk | Applied CAx, LLC

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Thank you for your response. It's TC11.2.3

 

 

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Genius
Genius

I tried with naming rule pattern XXNNNNNNN. It works.

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

I have the same requirement as the original post.  @ArdenBedell, I don't see multifield key will solve this issue.  @Venny, I don't understand how the rule pattern XXNNNNNNNN will resolve the issue.  Can someone please help me understand how this can be accomplished?

 

"I wish to create part numbers in Teamcenter with the following format:

<prefix> <TopLevel> - <subLevel>

prefix = 2 alpha characters e.g. AA

TopLeve = 4 digit numerical e.g 1234

subLevel = 3 digit numerical e.g 001

 Example: AA1234-001

  

Ideally, The prefix and Toplevel need to be selected from seperate LOVs. Then the subLevel genereated using a counter.   I have attempted to configure this using ID Generation Rules. However it does not appear possible to have unique counters for each combination of prefix & TopLevel

 

Can anyone suggest how I could achieve this?"

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Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

I agree (after digging a little deeper into it) that Multifield keys probably isn't your answer. However, you could take a look at ID Generation Rules (https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/tc/11.4/help#uid:xid1256815:index_plm00071:id1637945:xi...). It looks like that could suit your needs.

Arden Bedell | Teamcenter Wonk | Applied CAx, LLC

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Solution Partner Honored Contributor Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Keeping in mind that you may be able to find a solution in Teamcenter but you'll need to verify that it works with your CAD integrations which will be your limiting factor.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Sounds like you need something like this:

Naming Rule Pattern: {LOV:<lov1>}{LOV:<lov2>}"-"NNN

where,

<lov1> is a LOV containing your two alpha character prefix

<lov2> is a LOV containing your top level four digit number

NNN is your sequential number controlled by the "Generate Counters" check box.

 


Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

@LarryCarpenter yep, I think that is how it needs to be created.

 

On the Concatenation Rule, the Condition would be:

 

o.a9_prefix="AA" and o.a9_Toplevel="1234" 

 

Now I just need to test it, although @DCarruthers initailly said he tried and couldn't get it to work...

Re: Intelligent Part numbering

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

@CraigPoulson - I got it to work in the past with 1450 different combinations of concatenation rules & conditions. I'm not joking, because I counted and it wasn't fun setting it up - 1450. That included 4 lov's and 1 counter. But be aware (or beware) that save as doesn't work with the ID generator and most of the CAD integrations doesn't work with it either in my testing. I haven't tried it with TC12 yet, so maybe they've improved it.

 

Jamie

Jamie Griffis | Teamcenter Architect | Applied CAx, LLC