If you’re like most companies, the process of obtaining a part number or item number requires that you 1) visit document control, 2) find and open the part number log book, and 3) manually sign out the part numbers you’ll need for a particular development project. Or you may have an excel workbook in a network drive somewhere and engineers log the part numbers they need. These methods, albeit traditionally viable, introduce time delays, errors, and redundant administrative work. Visidian’s Part Number Configurator feature allows any authorized user to create a new part number based on your company’s part numbering rules. Whether you have minimum part number significance or high significance as with “talking dogs”, Visidian’s number configurator automatically generates the next available number per your request. Once the number and part description is entered, it is used throughout its entire lifecycle. Sales engineers can access Visidian Connect anywhere to obtain a part number for a customer that is ready to include it into their specification without having to walk through any manual processes. Design Engineers can create new part numbers on the fly as they are creating drawings and 3D models for parts without leaving their desks. Manufacturing Engineers can create new part numbers for special tools as they are designing cells for a flow environment. Part numbers can be defined for any level of a part or document (e.g., top assembly, sub assembly, component, tool, etc.).
- Unlimited Configurations – The number configurator can be tailored to your company’s part numbering structure. New configurations can be entered at any time.
- Part Number Significance – You can set certain characters of the part number to define part characteristics. A drop down menu allows you to concatenate part characteristics to generate part numbers.
- Number Reservations – Allows users to reserve numbers for special or anticipated projects. For example, a marketing manager may reserve a block of part numbers used for catalog items.
- Number Scheme Consultation – Visidian provides consultation services to help your company establish part numbers for a global environment. Contact us for more information.