Creating Tabulated Parts Overview:
When part features and dimensions are generally the same; however there may be some key differences such as a diameter size, coating color, or length, a tabulated parts plan can be created to quickly batch and manage like parts under one main plan.
Example drawing of a tabulated part:
Note the table on the right side of the above drawing; this is a common example / a key identifier of when a tabulated part plan can generally be created.
CREATING TABUALTED PLANS:
- Click on the Part Master tile within the Master Data Tab.
- Create a New Part within the Part Master list and fill out the part details. For a Tabulated Part Choose "Yes" in the drop down and click GO.
- Once the Part Master has been created, click the TOS tab and fill out the tabulated part numbers accordingly.
- Once you have filled out the TOS data in the Part Master you can now create a Plan within the Manufacturing or Receiving Tab of 1factory. Inside the plan, you can fill out the tabulated data by clicking on the Table of Sizes tab.
Adding Tabulated Features: Go back to the Plan's PDF drawing and begin the auto/manual ballooning process and define Character Type as Tabulated for dimensions / characteristics that are variable based on the part parameters. Ensure Characteristics and other requirements are filled out correctly before saving the tabulated bubble. Repeat this process until all tabulated features have been defined.
- Best practice for naming features: Each feature should ideally have a unique name. E.g. D1 instead of just diameter, or F instead of just linear dimension. Reminder that the plan should match the drawing as closely as possible.
- Return to the Plan and select the Table of Sizes; review the table and ensure the appropriate tabulated features are constructed as per your requirements in the Table of Sizes.
- Input the tabulated / variable feature characteristics as defined by your drawing / product specification into the table as show below. We recommend using the Copy function in Excel to collect the data, and then Pasting the data directly into the 1factory Table of Sizes (however this can also be done by manually entering the values into the table). Make sure you click Save before exiting this view. Note that the part numbers entered in the table of sizes will be searchable exactly as they're listed when creating inspection plans...etc. For troubleshooting with copy / paste, see the following video (troubleshooting data entry for tabulated tables) at around the 2:30 minute mark.
- Features not Tabulated - Features which are always the same (i.e. a diameter or some other feature which is always the same regardless of the plan) should be defined on the drawing / control plan like any other non tabulated feature.
- Next, create an Inspection Plan - you will be able to enter any of the part numbers from a prior plan, including any part numbers that have been created using the Tabulated Tables function as show above in the Table of Sizes.
- What to expect from a Tabulated Plan - A tabulated plan will always provide the corresponding features associated with the Table of Sizes. All non-tabulated features on the plan, will always show up the same (regardless of what tabulated plan is selected). Ex. The below plan always requires a 60° angle, while all other dimensions are based on the parameters of the tabulated plan for the selected variant. It is easy to spot the difference between a tabulated and non tabulated feature by looking for the "T" listed under the Type column.