With family numbering you can group objects within the same numbering series into different “families”. This can be used, for example, to find similar cast units that can be cast in the same bed.
When you use family numbering, the cast unit position numbers consist of a family number and a qualifier. For example:
- Family number
Assemblies and cast units that match the comparison criteria you define in the Numbering Setup dialog box get the same family number. However, if they have the same family number but different part geometry or materials, they get unique qualifier numbers.