RE: Improving internal assembly instructions

Subject: RE: Improving internal assembly instructions
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 10:20:42 -0500


> We do a similiar thing here but I am trying (with some
> success) to convince the powers that be to eliminate the
> assembly drawings and part numbers from the docs. That
> way, if a part number or small part of the unit changes,
> you will only have to update the Bill of Materials, Spare
> Parts Lists and Drawings, not the documents. Some folks
> are adamant about having those part and item numbers but
> if we can just refer them to those other docs, they can
> use them just as easily. Good luck.

But, like it or not it is FAR more convenient for assemblers and
maintenance personnel to refer to only one document and not several.

The ultimate solution can be set up using Xrefs, variables, or text insets
in unstructured FM and empty elements, entities, and xrefs in structured
FM.

The trick is in designing the information control between the
documentation and the bill of material.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer

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