Enhancement Details

Enhanced Functionality for Automating the Process of Generating Parts Lists from BOMs

Windchill 10.1 M040 contains enhanced functionality for automating the process of generating Parts Lists from BOMs.

Product Information

Product PTC Windchill
Service
Product / Module PTC Windchill Service Parts
Version 10.1
Datecode M040
Product Functional Area Configuration management
Product Family Management
Product Options and Variants
Product Structures, BOMs, and Configurations
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Technical Information Creation & Delivery

Benefits and Description

Windchill 10.1 M040 includes enhanced functionality for automating the process of generating Parts Lists from BOMs. By automating the steps involved in generating a Parts List from a BOM, and removing the manual activities currently required, your accuracy and productivity are improved and the time to market is accelerated.

In previous implementations of the product, creating a Parts List from a BOM was a manual process. You had to create the Parts List by associating the BOM part and then adding individual parts from the BOM to the Parts List.

New options allow you to automatically generate Parts Lists either for selected node(s) or for all parent nodes that are available or visible in the structure, based on any navigational filtering applied to the BOM. You can access these options by selecting the BOM from the product structure browser, and using either the new Generate ribbon menu or the right-click menu to select one of the following:

The new Generate Parts Lists functionality uses two new preferences to support the new auto generation process:

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Generate Parts Lists Menu Options
Generate Parts Lists Menu Options

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