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Topic:   Duplicate Assy and Component part numbers

By: Frank LucePosted on: Sep 26 2019 at 01:22:18 PM
Is it possible to enter duplicate part numbers that are in the components in the Assemblies

By: GuestPosted on: Sep 27 2019 at 01:39:43 AM

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 27 2019 at 06:32:24 AM
Hello Frank,

If you mean that you want to enter the same item in multiple places in an assembly - then Yes. That is possible.

If you meant something else please come back and give us some more information.

By: FrankPosted on: Sep 27 2019 at 02:51:51 PM
No that's not what I mean. I meant that I was looking to enter a part number through the Inventory, for a component and then use the same number for and Assembly through the Assemblies, We have since abandoned this be cause of confusion issues.

By: StevePosted on: Sep 28 2019 at 01:55:52 AM
Hi Frank,

Check out CSAS in assembly types, they might help.
You can toggle the assembly components to be listed or not.
I have put in a request to have this settable at the assembly level, so you could have one assembly set differently in different BOM's this would very useful for me.

By: SupportPosted on: Sep 28 2019 at 06:21:54 AM
Frank - yes. As you said. it would cause confusion if two separate 'things' had the same part number.

One thing springs to mind though. Let's say, for argument's sake, you had a rough piece of steel and it needed to be machined and drilled before it could be used.

The rough/raw steel is a component. The machined/drilled steel is an assembly containing the piece of rough steel and, eg. 5 minutes of labor.

The machined steel would have a different part number so that you can put it in to your inventory and then MiniMRP knows how many rough/raw pieces you have and how many machined pieces you have. The part numbers could be almost the same except the machined steel might have an added prefix or suffix.

Another way to do it would be to use the Revision. MiniMRP does allow identical part numbers as long as the Revision is different. In this example the rough/raw piece of steel has no revision or is revision zero while the machined machined item is Rev 1. In this case both part numbers are identical and the difference is indicated by the revision number. This would also allow you to increment the revision number of the assembly if one day you change or improve the machining process. Same assembly, different revision.

Of course those are just ideas. You may prefer doing it some other way.

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