PDM...A deeper look

In my previous post called “ PDM…What is it & why do you need it?” I tried to introduce you to an overall concept of PDM.  If you haven’t read that post, I recommend you take a few minutes to do so.  You can read it here.

In this post, I am going to try and take a deeper look into TopSolid 7′s PDM.  In fact we are going to explore revisions together.  We will talk about what a revision is and how TopSolid 7 handles it.  Let’s get started by asking some key questions.

  • What is a revision?
  • Are there multiple levels to a revision?

What is a revision?

Simply put, a revision means to amend or alter something.

I am sure that you have seen revisions come through either from your customers or your own engineering department.  A revision can be any change that is made to a product that you are designing or manufacturing.  A revision could be something as simple as changing the type of material that something is going to be made from to something as complex as removing 3 key features, and adding 10 new features.  This leads us into the answer to question 2....

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