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Working with the Windchill Service Parts - S1000D Module
Windchill Service Parts - S1000D Module allows the use of Service Parts data as the source to create S1000D Illustrated Parts Data (IPD) data modules for:
Interchange of data module XML documents managed in accordance with S1000D schema and versioning rules.
Creation of PDF representations of S1000D IPD data modules.
Creation of representations of S1000D IPD data modules for electronic delivery.
IPD data modules can be authored independently of Service Parts data if required.
The S1000D specification uses complex structures to document part list information. However, the information uses the same basic data structures:
Figures. The term used to describe the collection of parts and illustrations/3D models that describe and illustrate the breakdown of an assembly. S1000D standards have rules and conventions for uniquely identifying a figure within a product; normally involving the use of a Standard Numbering System (SNS).
Illustrations. This can be one or more 2D or 3D representations of the assembly. It is also possible to have a figure that does not have an illustration.
Part List. A list of the parts that make up the assembly. A part list has the following characteristics:
Item Numbers. A sequential number used to identify an item in a parts list and in any associated illustration. Generally, item numbers are assigned in the disassembly order of the assembly.
Variance. Used to indicate that an alternate part can be used as a replacement for another part identified by an item number. Alternate parts would have the same item number.
Indenture. A single figure can describe a complex assembly that has sub assemblies. Indenture is used to indicate what "level" a part exists.
level 1 is normally used for the main assembly
level 2 for sub assemblies and parts of the assembly
level 3 for sub-sub assemblies and parts of the sub assembly and so on.
Part Number. Usually associated with a manufacturer, the part number is used to uniquely identify a part within a supply system.
Quantity. The number of physical objects for an item number.
Item description. A short description/name of the item.
Other common constructs in a parts list include:
Not illustrated. A character indicating whether an item in the list is not shown in the illustration.
Applicability. A method of indicating which physical products or conditions apply to the use of an item in an actual build of a product. Applicability can be applied at both the figure and item level. A common model used for applicability is stating which serial numbers of products use a particular item.
Interchangeability. When a part has an alternative, interchangeability indicates the conditions when each alternative part can be used.
Attaching parts. A character used to indicate whether an item is used to attach another item to its parent. Typically these are nuts, bolts, and washers.