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Best Practice to Manage Wire in Windchill BOM

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Best Practice to Manage Wire in Windchill BOM

Hello

 

We have some tricky situation here.

 

We have wires created in Creo and as per process it generates auto associated BOM in Windchill. For many projects, wire specifications, sizes and length are same. However, shapes vary based on product need. Therefore, we need to create multiple Creo parts according to shapes and it generates multiple Windchill parts for same wires.

 

Does anyone have better solution to manage this ?

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Re: Best Practice to Manage Wire in Windchill BOM

We use a number scheme that allows us to search in Windchill for these types of flexible components where using an actual flexible component is not practical.

 

  1. For parts used in different configurations (wire routing, hose routing, etc.) Use the component number first, a dash, the assembly number, a dash, and then a sequence number.
    1. Wire base number:         7409878-04
      1.       7409878 is a base wire specification
      2.       7409878-xx, xx designates a sequential number for wire colors
        1. May use vendor color codes for xx
      3. Used in Assembly:           1025643
      4. Routing Sequence:          W#, H#, P#
        1.       W for wire routings
        2.       H for hose routings
        3.       P for flexible pipes
  1. Final part number:          7409878-04-1025643-W3
    1.       Third routing of wire 7409878-04 in assembly 1025643

Re: Best Practice to Manage Wire in Windchill BOM

It is very good suggestion. However, we end up creating multiple parts in Creo. We are looking to create single part in Creo or way by which production/store team needs to keep inventory for one part.

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