Advanced Expressions Features for ATO (Options and Choices)
PTC Windchill Service Parts 10.2 M010 introduces advanced expressions for ATO (Options and Choices).
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PTC Windchill Service Parts
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Product Family Management
Product Options and Variants
Product Structure and BOM Management
Product Structures, BOMs, and Configurations
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|Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices||
Technical Information Creation & Delivery
Benefits and Description
The introduction of a new Platform Structures Module supports enhancements to the existing Manage Applicability feature.
- When the module is installed, users can assign advanced expressions (boolean expressions) that define complex service information applicability to objects.This improvement provides the extended flexibility and control that many customers need.
- If the module is not installed, only basic expressions are available.
When navigating a generic structure, the system evaluates the assigned expressions against the criteria specified by the user. It then filters the items in the structure based on the result of that evaluation. This ability to define complex applicability on assigned service information improves the re-use of information.
The new methodology for expressions uses existing Options and Variants functionality. The window where the options are selected window contains additional improvements to add the new boolean expressions that define service applicability.