this depends on how your organization want to control the drawings,
If you intent to use the legacy engineering design drawings in current production this can be released with specific remark on it.
Otherwise release of legacy engineering design drawings can be controlled separately (using specific document numbering and controlled copy system) in order to differentiate from latest specs
My advise is based on general perspective of document control system.
Therefore, I'd say that the "Interpretive Document" may be a future source of more confusion than clarity. There is no need to "segregate" documents as some have suggested, as the link between specification, actual product, and any subsequent evaluation already provides that connection. IF the implication is that standards have improved, then 'legacy' systems and products must realistically be either upgraded or removed from service. It is not a quality system to simply state that something that would not be acceptable now is allowable just because we didn't care or know any better at some previous time.
The "Engineering Interpretive Document" feels like General Engineering Notes to me.
The 2nd example where we affix a tag to label the part or shim which is just to make up the level or flatness is not the main part allows some discretion on the part of the "as fit" person working on the installation. These in effect, does not materially affect the function of the main component - unless it does than we have a problem - but from the example even galvanic corrosion is minimal due to the similarity of material.
That is why the issue of legacy is moot.
When we view it from the ISO perspective, we are afraid that the latest drawing or notes is used so that we do not make any "out of spec" due to the use of the "outdated" document.
7.5.2 Creating and updating When creating and updating documented information, the organization shall ensure appropriate: a) identification and description (e.g. a title, date, author, or reference number); b) format (e.g. language, software version, graphics) and media (e.g. paper, electronic); c) review and approval for suitability and adequacy.
220.127.116.11 For the control of documented information, the organization shall address the following activities, as applicable: a) distribution, access, retrieval and use; b) storage and preservation, including preservation of legibility; c) control of changes (e.g. version control); d) retention and disposition.
Now if the person reading the Interpretive documents gives you a waffling answer - we may have an issue - but does it affect the component function???
So if the spirit of the document has considered the conditions which a person encounters - eg finding a similar piece of material to label the component or finding the appropriate material to "level your shaky table" ... it should not contravene the ISO 9001 requirements if that is your concern.
Thank you again!
Yes, I hope I understand your assessment and believe I see your point as well as Steven's. So my feeling after reading the much appreciated replies, is that it does not go against ISO, but it can possibly cause some trepidation when doing inspection. I assume that an auditor would not be able to justify its use either positively or negatively against the standard unless it was evaluated in a good number of design inspections. Do you agree? So we will continue to use it until such time that it proves not viable, for now.
Thank you. Shelley
I agree, but for another reason, as an ISO9001 auditor (given what little time I have). I am more concerned per ISO 9001 with
a) the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements;
b) facilitating opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction;
c) addressing risks and opportunities associated with its context and objectives;
d) the ability to demonstrate conformity to specified quality management system requirements.
Granted there are some oddballs where the label is a critical requirement or the shim being the differentiating factor in causing the collapse of the table...
Enjoy your experience handling all these issues cos you will learn to prioritize what must be done... and fight the right battles when necessary...