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What is your strategy/data organization structure within a PLM Tool using CATIA for the following use case?
A component that is flexible, a cable, wire harness etc but is commonly used.. Example… Part number 123-456 is a wire harness that is commonly used on multiple products. In each installation, the routing and spatial location is unique. How do you manage the representations of it in its various installations? Is it by item type? Assigned attribute?
Is the strategy/methodology the same in dealing with handedness?
I am searching for ideas. It was suggested to use .CATShape for the alternate configurations but in doing some reading, it appears as though it may not truly be suitable. I know this is not new , I just cannot determine if there is a OTB CATIA solution or it should be within PLM item definition and configuration.