What is your PLM Strategy/data structure for re-use of a component within multiple structures?

Brent D. Grooms

What is your PLM Strategy/data structure for re-use of a component within multiple structures?

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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.

 

Robin Yngvesson

RE: What is your PLM Strategy/data structure for re-use of a component within multiple structures?
(in response to Brent D. Grooms)

Hi

I have the same use case and also looking for a OOTB solution.

BR

Robin

Brent D. Grooms

RE: What is your PLM Strategy/data structure for re-use of a component within multiple structures?
(in response to Robin Yngvesson)

At this point we are pursuing .CATShape application.  The risk is that, while supported by our PLM product, it is heavily dependent on user following process... sometimes a difficult task.

Mauro MARTARELLO

RE: What is your PLM Strategy/data structure for re-use of a component within multiple structures?
(in response to Brent D. Grooms)

Hello Brent,

can you please describe a little more the process you are follow?

I have some unresolved topics/issues regarding this approach:

How to create CATShape (user manual or PLM automation)

How to load CATProduct with correct CATShape rappresentation

 

Thanks,

Mauro