First, what are Datasheets?
Relative to this article, they are Excel workbooks created to describe instruments, equipment, specialty items, and more. They convey enough information to specify Equipment Assets and their technical roles. In many deployments, datasheets give birth to components that ultimately become operating assets. Companies maintain them during asset life cycles.
Second, why SOCKETWorx Datasheets?
This article explains how to set up datasheet templates, assign them to Asset records, and issue revisions in bulk.
Create & Clone Templates
Bulk Assign Datasheet Templates
Set Revision Cell Background Color
Issue Revisions in Bulk
Export Datasheet Excel or PDF files in bulk
SOCKETWorx Datasheets mimic Excel workbook datasheets.
Asset data transitions to SQL data models. From there, datasheet templates are assigned to asset tags, giving birth to Asset records.
After creation, they need to be populated, revised, issued, viewed, and downloaded; that is how SOCKETWorx steps in. From any HTML 5 web browser like Chrome or Edge, SOCKETWorx users manage Asset datasheets. So, perhaps the question is, why not?
Users access SOCKETWorx datasheets online. Security Roles are established and assigned to users to control viewing, modifying, and exporting permissions across SQL or CAD Connectors. Users can create work orders to capture data change or let the system do it automatically. Work In Progress(WIP) datasheets constantly await the next revision issuance. Once ready, Users can issue revisions one-by-one, or in bulk. Regardless, revisions are automatically annotated so changes between them are easily identifiable.
All datasheet data, templates, and revisions reside within the cloud until users extract them by downloading one-by-one or in bulk. Datasheets can be exported as Microsoft Excel (*.xlsx) or memorialized as Adobe PDF **.pdf)files.