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.
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PTC Windchill Service Parts
|Product Functional Area||
Product Family Management
Product Options and Variants
Product Structures, BOMs, and Configurations
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|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:
- Generate Parts Lists for Selected Parts
- Generate Parts Lists for All Parts
The new Generate Parts Lists functionality uses two new preferences to support the new auto generation process:
- Default Parts List Type: Determines the type of Parts List that will be created. By default its value is com.ptc.arbortext.windchill.partlist.PartList.
- Include/Associate Non-Serviceable Parts to Parts List: Determines whether a non-serviceable part should be included in or associated with a Parts List.