Engineering Documentation Control Handbook, 2nd Ed.: by Frank B. Watts

By Frank B. Watts

Regulate of engineering documentation, often referred to as Configuration administration (CM) particularly within the security industries, is important to world-class production survival. This new moment variation of a hugely winning engineering documentation guide is among the most sensible blueprints for positive, effective EDC/CM ever released. Use the Engineering Documentation regulate guide to get heading in the right direction straight away and make the discharge of recent items and their documentation circulate easily and simply. The publication is choked with particular tools that may be utilized fast and properly to nearly any and any product to manage documentation, request adjustments to the product, make these adjustments and improve money owed of fabric. the result's a strong communications bridge among engineering and ''the remainder of the world'' that makes speedy alterations in items and documentation attainable. With assistance from the straightforward strategies within the instruction manual, businesses can achieve and carry their aggressive merits in a global that calls for flexibility and quickly reflexes -- and has no sympathy for delays. the recent variation comprises massive additions labored into the e-book and several other new chapters. besides the fact that, the thrust of the e-book keeps an analogous specialize in fundamentals, principles and purposes. the writer emphasizes that EDC or CM has to be well-known as a key enterprise technique, and the times of ''throwing it over the wall'' are long gone without end.

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Some Companies use this code as part of their Part Number. As a separate field, this information is more readily maintained and expanded should you not set aside enough digits in your part number. In any event, develop a standard (and keep it up to date) which spells out your acceptable abbreviations. Keep it simple—one standard covering only this subject. Note: The term standard will be used in this text when one might say policy, procedure, or standard operating practice, etc. The definition of an Assembly is often debated.

Since processes are the essence of business, the answer would lie in defining the CM/EDC processes. If we look carefully at the interface between Engineering and the rest of the company, there are four processes at work; (i) the new product/part/assembly/document creation and release (called the “Release Process”), (ii) the creation, structuring, and control of the Bills of Materials (the “BOM Process”), (iii) the requesting of engineering changes (the “Request Process”), and (iv) the making of engineering 38 Engineering Documentation Control Handbook changes (the “Change Process”).

Shall we run a design change to revise the picture and parts list to accommodate the new production rate? Instead of preparing and changing these pictures to suit Manufacturing, give Manufacturing access to the CAD database to make production process pictorials as they require. Assembly Parts List The corresponding final assembly parts list for the Front End Loader parts list looks like Fig. 6. 6. Detached parts list. Product Documentation 55 Note: Part numbers are shown with a “-” (dash) for the sake of example.

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