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How To Same-as-except Copy A Product Structure

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The following steps are to be performed in order to copy a product structure on a "same-as-except" basis:

 

1.        Click on the left "Method" button until it shows.

 

2.        Click on the right "Method" button until it shows.

 

3.        Enter the parent number for the reference product structure, in the Reference Parent drop down combo.  The system will open a drop down list showing all part numbers starting with the characters you have entered.

 

4.        Select the reference parent from the drop down list by clicking on the part number.  All components linked to it will be displayed in the Available Components list box.

 

5.        If you do not want to copy the LSA Data or Manufacturing Data, leave the "X" in the respective boxes.

 

6.        Enter the new parent part number in the Maintained Parent drop down combo.  The system will open a drop down list showing all existing part numbers starting with the characters you have entered.

 

7.        Select the new parent from the drop down list by clicking on the part number.   If any components are already linked to it, they will be displayed in the Linked Components list box.

 

8.        If you want to copy the Manufacturing Data, LSA data, Positions and/or Substitutes, check the respective boxes. Do NOT attempt to copy the Manufacturing/LSA data unless you have already created Part operations for the Maintained Parent, else the copy will fail.

 

9.        To link only selected components, select all the required components in the "Available Components" list box and click the  button to add it to the structure..  To link all the available components to the structure, click the  button.

 

NOTE:  You can also copy all the components, and then selectively delete those that are not applicable for the Maintained parent. Parts unique to the new parent can then be added via the mode of adding single components at a time.