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Lifecycle states for Parts or Drawings

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09-09-2011 11:22 AM

Which one should go thru the Lifecycle states; Part or Drawing. OR Both?

Whats the best practice?

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Re: Lifecycle states for Parts or Drawings

09-10-2011 05:19 PM in reply to: CAD-One

Of course there are good arguments for both scenerios.


I have always felt that both model and drawing should be controled by lifecycle and revisions.

The reason that I beleive this to be true is that if you control the drawing but not the model it can very dificult to "lock down" a released drawing. For example; if you release a drawing and lock it for edit but do not lock down the model, the next time you open the drawing it migh change if the model has been updated. This of course can be bad for a released drawing.


Because of this I would also have the model control by revisions as well. This way the drawing will be linked to a given revision of the model and not just the latest changes. This helps ensure that if you open a historical reivison of the drawing it will always reflect what was released, and will not change.


Hope this helps.

Mikel Martin
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Re: Lifecycle states for Parts or Drawings

09-14-2011 06:27 PM in reply to: mikel.martin

So how exactly do you "lock down" the model?


The drawing is locked because it saves a different VERSION each time.


But you can open a model, change, save, and then next time you open it, you have no way to get back to the previous "version".


Are you suppose to SAVE AS the file and add a "digit" to the end to differenciate?






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