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On this tab the following fields can be viewed:

hmtoggle_plus1Criteria Set

When all the needed information is added, this button can be clicked to display the results in the Listbox.

hmtoggle_plus1Effectivity Date

When the setting "Show Only Active Structures" is checked, this field is enabled.  The default is today's date.

 

It is possible to adjust the bill of material effectivity date in order to accomplish a past, present, or future view of the product structure.

 

"Active" components would therefore include all the active product structure links with dates less than or equal to the specified bill of material effectivity date, as well as deleted product structure links, with dates greater than the specified bill of material effectivity date.

 

Take note that if a "Project" has been selected to view a contract/project specific BOM based on end-item serial number effectivity rather than dates, the portions of the multi-level BOM that are specific to the project, will ignore the effective date settings, since all components are "active" in the structure, but possibly only for a certain end-item range.

hmtoggle_plus1Exclude Qa Pieces

This check box can be clicked to exclude QA pieces from the product structure results. All product structure links where the type of link = "Q" will be excluded. Since the qty per in the BOM is 0.00 for QA pieces and such pieces do not form part of the actual hardware, this option can be checked to exclude such pieces from the view results.

To view QA and extra pieces that may apply the BOM., leave this box un-checked and click the "View additional pieces" tab to view all links that may relate to QA pieces or Extra pieces.

hmtoggle_plus1Exclude Utilised Only Parts

This option allows you to exclude parts in the Bill of material that do not form part of an item or assembly, but are utilized only in the manufacturing or repair process.

Typical "utilized only" items would include drawings, assembly instructions, manuals, tools, gauges and equipment.

 

Checking this option, would thus result in a list of BOM-items typically issued from stock to a production order and assembled into/consumed in the manufacturing process.

hmtoggle_plus1Include Public Criteria Sets

This setting can by activating it, be used to include all settings that were saved in the Public folder when settings must populate.

 

When un clicked only settings for the signed-on employee will populate in the combo.

hmtoggle_plus1Load

When clicked all settings for the selected setting that was previously set, will populate in the appropriate fields.

hmtoggle_plus1Maintain

These buttons provide the ability to jump directly to either Product Structure to maintain the Bill of material, or to jump to Deliver to operation maintenance to link product structure items to associated manufacturing- or repair operations.

hmtoggle_plus1Navigation Direction

When   is displayed, a Parent part number must be selected and the structure will be exploded in a "top-down" manner.

 

When  is displayed, a Component part must be selected and the structures will be imploded (bottom-up) to displayed all the "where-used"  parents of the selected part.

hmtoggle_plus1Only Parent Parts For Selected Project

When a project has been selected and this option is checked, only Parent Part Numbers in the product structure table that already contains a unique Bill of Material for the selected Project, will be displayed in the "Part Number" field for selection.

hmtoggle_plus1Part Description

The description of the parent- or component Part Number selected in the "Part Number" list.

hmtoggle_plus1Part Number

The part number must be entered and represents either a parent part of which the product structure is to be displayed, or a component part for which it's "where-used" results are to be displayed.

 

The part number is thus selected in combination with the Navigation direction.

 

The list displays Part numbers, as well as the description, source, fixed account setting and serial/lot control indicator for every part number in the list.

 

The number of characters to be entered before the list is shown is governed by the value of "populate length".

 

If the check box "Only parent parts for selected project" was checked, then only Parent part numbers in the product structure table that already contains a unique Bill of material for the selected Project, will be displayed in the "Part Number" list for selection.

hmtoggle_plus1Project

This field is applied to view a Bill of Material specific to a selected contract/project.

 

Where the standard engineering baseline has thus been modified as required for a specific project, this field is applied to select the applicable Project.

The list is populated with Projects that applies the option (as specified via Contract Master), to create Project specific Bills of material where changes are pegged to end-item configuration serial numbers rather than dates.

hmtoggle_plus1Project Description

This field will display the description of the selected Project in the Project field.

hmtoggle_plus1Save

When clicked the selected settings will be saved.  If no Criteria Set name exists a new name needs to be added at the prompt.  If an existing setting was selected and changes were made to the selection of criteria, the latest criteria will overwrite the old settings.

hmtoggle_plus1Show Doc Structure

This can only be checked if "SHOW LINKED DOCUMENTS IN STRUCTURE" is checked. It will display attached document structures to a document.

hmtoggle_plus1Show Linked Documents in Structure

When checked it will show documents linked to the product structure. Documents are prefixed with a 'D'.

hmtoggle_plus1Show Wbs Project

To apply this option, a Project WBS (work breakdown structure) has to be mapped into the engineering hardware structure, to specify which elements in a project WBS will associate

with and sponsor replenishment events for components in the structure. (This is done via the "Product Structure" function.)

 

Selecting this option will thus allow you to select a project in the frame.

Thus, when the multi-level tree structure is displayed and components in the structure is clicked, the system will display the associated node in the WBS of the selected project that has been mapped to the selected parent/component link where applicable.

hmtoggle_plus1Specific Project Serial Number

If a Project has been selected in the "Project" field in order to view the BOM engineering baseline that is valid for a specific Customer contract/project, and you wish to view the baseline for a specific configuration end-item serial number, this option can be checked.

 

When checked, the specific serial number can then be selected from a list of valid serial numbers as predefined via the Project serial number range function. The baseline for the specific serial number, based on BOM-items in the structure valid for the selected serial number, will thus be displayed.

hmtoggle_plus1Stop at First

The options in this frame can be applied to only explode/implode the Bill of material structure up to the point where a part number with the selected attribute is reached.

 

This serves as an aid when very large structures are exploded or imploded, to limit the explosion up to parts with the selected attributes.

If the total multi-level structure is to be viewed, or you need to peg the "where-used" up to end-item level, do NOT check any of these "stop" options.

Multiple options can be selected.  These options are applied in conjunction with all the other options on the screen.

 

The stop options have the following effect on the navigation routine:

"MRI (Master Record Index)" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond a part that has been identified as an "MRI" Therefore, even though an MRI assembly will have a product structure, the structure will display the MRI item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"MRP (Planned by MRP)" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond a part that has been identified as "MRP planned". Therefore, even though an MRP-planned assembly may have a product structure, the structure will display the MRP item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"MSI (Maintenance Significant Item)" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond a part that has been identified as an "MSI". Therefore, even though an MSI may have a product structure, the structure will display the MSI item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"MPS (Master Production Scheduled)" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond a part that has been identified as an "MPSI" item. Therefore, even though an MPS  assembly will very likely have a product structure, the structure will display the MPS item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"Repairable" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond a part that has been identified as a "repairable" item Therefore, even though a repairable assembly will very likely have a product structure, the structure will display the repairable item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"Obsolete" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond a part that has been identified as being Obsolete. Therefore, even though an obsolete item may have a product structure, the structure will display the obsolete part, but NOT the components in it's structure.

hmtoggle_plus1Stop at Source

The options in this frame can be applied to only explode/implode the Bill of material structure up to the point where a part number with the selected source code is reached.

 

This serves as an aid when very large structures are exploded or imploded, to limit the explosion up to selected sources of supply.

If the total multi-level structure is to be viewed, or you need to peg the "where-used" up to end-item level, do NOT check any of the "stop at source" options.

Multiple sources can be selected.  These options are applied in conjunction with all the other options on the screen.

 

The stop options have the following effect on the navigation routine:

"Procured" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond the source of "purchased". Therefore, even if a purchased assembly may have a product structure, the structure will display the purchased item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"Subcontracted" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond the source of "subcontract". Therefore, even a subcontracted part has a product structure, the structure will display the subcontract item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"Manufactured" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond the source of "manufactured". Therefore, even though a manufactured part has a product structure, the structure will display the manufactured item, but NOT the sub-assemblies/components in it's structure.

 

"Phantom" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond the source of "phantom". Therefore, even though a phantom part has a product structure, the structure will display the phantom item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"Interplant" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond the source of "interplant". Therefore, even though an interplant part (similar to a manufactured part) has a product structure, the structure will display the interplant item, but NOT the components in it's structure.

 

"Customer furnished" checked: The multi-level process will not go beyond the source of "customer furnished". Therefore, even if a customer furnished assembly may have a product structure, the structure will display the CFI, but NOT the components in it's structure.

hmtoggle_plus1Show only Active Structure

This setting governs whether only active components or all components in the product structure are to be displayed.  It is used in conjunction with the "Effectivity Date" field.

 

When checked, and the user has entered an effectivity date, only components in the product structure that are active on the selected date, will be displayed.

 

When unchecked, it will display all components in the product structure, whether active or inactive.

 

This option, combined with a selected effective date, allows past, present and future views of the product structure.

 

Take note that if a "Project" has been selected to view a contract/project specific BOM based on end-item serial number effectivity rather than dates, the portions of the multi-level BOM that are specific to the project, will ignore the effective date settings, since all components are "active" in the structure, but possibly only for a certain end-item range.