Naming Convention


The following are guidelines for the naming of parts in the SME solidworks library.

If you have any questions, please consult with a member of the SME E-Board.

 

Stock Parts

A stock part is any part that is purchased and used unmodified.

All stock parts will be considered to be a part even if the part comes as an assembly. Save the assembly as a Part, this will make the assembly into a single file that can be opened by itself.

save-as

Example: A purchased gearbox would physically be made of many parts but would be treated as a single part and only one model would be put in the solidworks library.

Stock parts cannot be revised and as such have no revision number

The naming convention is as follows:

0001

0001 would be the first part in the system, ever part added there after would increase the number by 1.

Custom Parts

A custom part is any part that is produced by SME, this includes stock parts that have been modified.

SME will utilize a semi-smart numbering system for all custom parts.

1001P001

The first digit in the name is the subsystem identification, represented by “1”.

The braiding subsystem will be designated by the number 1 and the finishing subsystem will be designated by the number 2.

The next three digits designate the part number, the first part in the system will be named 001, the second 002 and so on. 

The next letter, represented “P”, designates a part or assembly. P for part or A for assembly. An assembly is any file that contains multiple parts.

The last three digits designate the revision number. Any substantial change will require a new revision of the part and any assemblies that contain it. 

Setting Part Numbers

In order to prevent multiple parts be made with the same name by different members, you must check the Part List on the SME Google Drive to see all part numbers that have been used already and add the part number of your part to the list.

Making a Revision

The following steps will ensure that when you make a revision all of the references will be maintained.

For parts:

  1. Open the drawing of the part
  2. Save the drawing as the next revision number
  3. Right click on the part in the drawing and select “open part” (keep the drawing open)
  4. Save the part as the next revision number, Do Not Save As Copy
  5. Refresh the drawing and ensure that the part number has changed to reflect the new revision
  6. Update the Part List with the new part number

For Assemblies:

  1. Open the drawing of the assembly
  2. Save the drawing as the next revision number
  3. Right click on the assembly in the drawing and select “open part” (keep the drawing open)
  4. Right click on any components that have been revised and select “replace component”
  5. Select the new revision of the component
  6. Save the assembly as the next revision number, Do Not Save As Copy
  7. Refresh the drawing and ensure that the part number has changed to reflect the new revision
  8. Update the Part List with the new part number