The location of these controlled document needs to be tracked. Off hand I do not recall if it contains specifics on part numbering schemes. Another issue with the part-numbering format is part number designation. In the example above, the procedure numbers, without the tab, contained seven digits. Document numbering schemes were driven a because historically, that's what's always been done and b because file numbering on computers weren't intelligent. You may even choose to make one of these numbers related to the Zone.
But we have all our documents stored on our intranet so users can view the list of available procedures by department, or they can simply search for something eg, search for 'purchasing' and they will get the Purchasing Policy as well as the Purchasing procedure. All copyright requests should be addressed to. Do the stores have to renumber? A high quality of service represents a competitive advantage for civil engineers that can gain client fidelity and more, but this is becoming harder to accomplish with modern design expectations. The solution is simple: no part numbers, and no designators! This way easily we do the tracking of the documents. The next three digits indicate the document number. Yep, all the self required need for numbers and stuff not lining up with practice.
Ensure that no one can tamper with the master copy. Brian, The only thing you can say about drawing numbers and hence part numbers derived from them is that every company has a different method. I don't know why you would need a particular number for a particular document? The important thing about any drawing system is that it facilitates configuration control throughout the product tree, from the smallest part to the highest assembly, which could be a particular model of say, a 747 airliner or the empire state building. If you know what the document is for then put it in the title then it is identified. Files should be transmitted and stored in repositories with names composed by 7 mandatory and three optional fields given in Table 2. And most of the doc control problems are a result of. Ours are grouped by process, then numbered, and revisions are made.
How do you determine what to use for a 'numbering scheme'? But for the purposes of this post it couldn't be simpler. Below is a list of items to consider and document when creating your Document Revision Control System. For could he used for formats,etc Hope this helps. Many aerospace companies, therefore include an element of their company identity within the part number, usually by 1 to 3 letters. Grid References The grid references start from the top left of the sheet, with letters running vertically from the top down and numbers running horizontally from left to right.
There is no requirement for the method to be applied. Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community. For instance, in the european aerospace industry there is a requirement to mark each part with the unique part number and also to identify the manufacturer. In my situation we have removed document numbers completely and rely solely on document names. Think about a system that would work for your company. Alternatively, why is your system so complex? The last two divisions can be whatever size they end up.
Whatever method is used, it should be fully explained in the documented procedures of the design office. I've been using different variations of drawing number standards, depending on what company I'm designing for. Once I worked with a company of less than 100 people, manufacturing fairly simple devices. Some of our calculators and applications let you save application data to your local computer. Some systems associate a part number with a particular part type. Just recently, one of my customers reported that they ran out of range in their part-numbering format. All Other Docum What is wrong with just having a title?.
Larger company would need a more complex system. I have our folder structure set up based on our process flow. First letter indicates where the document belongs. With over 100 years of production history, the automotive industry has been at the forefront of manufacturing technology since its inception. Dear All, I am the quality lead in my organization we are in the oil and gas sector and into operation and maintenance in an oil producing facility Please i have a presentation on document control in my organization in a week time. Dash numbers are normally used to indicate different variants of a part, sub-assembly or assembly, as you mentioned. The letters I and O are not used — because they could be confused with 1 and 0.
Please read for more information. This list must show the document number, document name, latest revision letter, and origin date of the document. And at first, the numbering system seems ideal. Isn't the numbering system a document id not a revision history in its own right? Best practice is what works best for you. The master may be digital, hardcopy or a combination of both. When the system was designed, needing more than 99 materials was not considered possible.
Their documentation system consisted of a few numeration systems depending on the type of document. Our Documentation Management Procedure shown in Chapter 3 prescribes part numeration with a four-digit part number format that allows for 9,999 parts, which is probably enough for majority of companies. The master copy must be readily identifiable as the master. Pro-pur-001 Win-sal-001 and so on. Because the numbering is not what's important.
By using a good name for the file enabling easy access we would have all we need. Seems to be a matter of taste. This could be handwritten or digital. I have used numbers and letters for the numbering ,in this way e. Just make sure that fields for identification are provided e. Some of ours start with a part number, some start with the overriding document and then add on an extension.