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Units of Measurement Attributes

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Units of Measurement Attributes

Hi,

 

I will preface this question by saying that my company is replacing our current PLM system (implemented in 2008) with Windchill 11.0.

 

In our current system, any part attrubute that needs a unit of measure label, uses a completely separate attribute to do so. For example, if we were to input a parts Rated Power on creation, you would first input the rated power, and then select a quanity from a drop down list. This drop down list could have 6 or 7 different available UOM options. The part is then created, and the UOM is suffixed of the measurement.

 

My question is how other companies are handling or have handled this scenario? Are you using Windchills measurement system capabilities? Or do you just use a separate attribute with a global enmerated list to "label" the attribute, like we're doing today. I'm also open to any suggestions on how we should proceed.

 

Thanks!

-Brandon