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What is Part Instance? Why to create Part Instance?

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Amethyst

What is Part Instance? Why to create Part Instance?

 Hello,

 

We have checked the ptc documentation on part Instance, but it not sufficient to understand. 

What is the business use of Part Instance?

If you can help with any example , it will be great help.

 

Most importantly why to create Part Instance?

Thank you.

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Re: What is Part Instance? Why to create Part Instance?

Part instance and part configuration is a functionality under configuration management which can be used to do configuration management of Serialized components and BOM.

 

For example:

 

Camera (Serialized product)

 |_ BODY (Serialized part)

 |_Lens (Serialized part)

|_ Sensor  (NON - Serialized part)

 

Where you can have a Configuration of Each item i.e. Camera, BODY, LENS, SENSOR

and Each Item can have instances such as:

 

CAMERA - CAM-SR1000, CAM-SR1001,CAM-SR1001,

BODY - SR1000, SR1001, SR1002

LENS - 70-200mm, 18-200mm, 10-140mm

 

and Every instance may have End OF Life or Maintenance life in the configuration.

 

and once you have all information created you can allocate manage configuration/instances or BOM of a product which has assembled serialized  components 

 

hope this helps ?

 

Rahul

 

 

 

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Re: What is Part Instance? Why to create Part Instance?

Part instance and part configuration is a functionality under configuration management which can be used to do configuration management of Serialized components and BOM.

 

For example:

 

Camera (Serialized product)

 |_ BODY (Serialized part)

 |_Lens (Serialized part)

|_ Sensor  (NON - Serialized part)

 

Where you can have a Configuration of Each item i.e. Camera, BODY, LENS, SENSOR

and Each Item can have instances such as:

 

CAMERA - CAM-SR1000, CAM-SR1001,CAM-SR1001,

BODY - SR1000, SR1001, SR1002

LENS - 70-200mm, 18-200mm, 10-140mm

 

and Every instance may have End OF Life or Maintenance life in the configuration.

 

and once you have all information created you can allocate manage configuration/instances or BOM of a product which has assembled serialized  components 

 

hope this helps ?

 

Rahul

 

 

 

Re: What is Part Instance? Why to create Part Instance?

I think the instance is for the trace of a specific product(product instance) and its specific parts (part instance) used.

It keep all information : product structure with versions, date assembled and the most important, it is independent to the base product, you can add, delete and change the components and keep it as a record of the service of a specific product.