Hello, this is my first post. So a colleague and myself have been tasked with creating a new PDM work flow that takes our designs from concept to production. We have a difference of opinion. To not be one sided I will state it freely. 1-So a design is issued for manufacture revision A. This then sits in production status. Samples come back and are inspected. If they come in to the drawing then nothing is done. However if the parts have been accepted out of spec on inspection 90% likely for tolerance get. The part then is put round the modification route putting it in B. This works the same for a modification from this then. It will go up for the design mod and then up for production releasing it. 2- the design is issued out but is held at pre production state, the inspection will be carried out and only when approved and the drawing is in line with the inspection it will be put in production status. Putting the part at A. The same will happen when in modification. So the part is moved to modification, up a revision. Only when the modified part has the drawing in line with the approved sample will it go to production status. I hope this makes sense. If anyone can guide me on this, it would be great. We use solidworks PDM. Note if you have any work flows your will to share it would be great to see how others work too. Please share.