I am working on to replace common part numbers into separate part numbers in assemblies. Some of true opposite mirrored parts are created in one file and are controlled with reference set. Now we are working on options and variants which needs separate part numbers in structure manager. Is it possible to add alternate part numbers to existing part numbers so that it can be replaced with alternate part numbers in structure manager?
Current part numbers: ABCD-1-2
Alternate part numbers: ABCD-1, ABCD-2
From what you've described looks like Teamcenter 'Global Alternates' or 'Substitues' might not be a good fit in all cases.
To associate separated parts to the original part I would do the following:
Out of curiosity:
In your case, do these parts (mirrored parts) represent fabrications, forgings, sheet metals or MTO components?
All machined, sheet components are in mirrored part number which are crated way back. Replacing the part number is not straight forword since these part numbers reporting to many assemblies.
Instead we added separate part number non-cad items in assembly and made mirrored geometry part number item as reference. So that mirrored geometry part number will not show up SM.