Data Management Capabilities > Managing Part Structures > Windchill Options and Variants Capabilities > Creating and Managing Variants > Creating Variant Structures Using the Configure Process > Set Parameters Step: Providing Inputs for Part Parameters
Set Parameters Step: Providing Inputs for Part Parameters
In this step, you provide input values for the parameters that govern the customizable aspects of the variant part.
To provide inputs for the parameters defined by the advanced selection logic:
1. If the part has an advanced selection logic defined, you are presented with a number of input pages from which you can select values for the specified parameters.
2. Make selections for the parameters displayed, and click Next to go to the next page. You can open the left pane of the input page to view how the product structure is updated based on your selections.
3. After you have made all your selections on this page, you can save them and continue with the configuration process. To save the settings, click the Save button. If the variant specification has not yet been created, you are placed in the Variant Specification step, allowing you to specify the name of the variant specification. To return back to where you were in the configuration process, click Continue.
4. After you have finished defining the parameter values, you can review your inputs.
5. The Review Inputs table displays each parameter with its selected value. Additionally, the Notes column displays the value of the CalculationExplanation property, if it has been defined for the parameter. To change any of your input values, click .
6. Click Next to view the possible variant solutions. The left pane shows the product structure of a proposed variant solution. The Variant Solution table in the right pane describes the configuration selections for this solution. If more than one solution is available, select the desired solution. Once you identified the solution, click Next to move to the next step of the configuration process.
Checking for the Minimum and Maximum Number Child Parts In a Variant Solution
If you accepted a solution in which the number of child parts of the configurable module violates the Minimum/Maximum constraint, a window appears, listing the configurable modules that have this violation, including the navigation path to the parts in the structure.
You can either return to the step where you can redefine your inputs and correct the violation, or save the incomplete variant specification and redefine it later. If a violation is not corrected, you cannot generate a variant, and the configuration process ends at the Variant Specification step. For more information on how to set the Minimum/Maximum number of child part for the configurable module, see Restricting the Number of Child Parts.
If you save the variant specification that contains a violation, its information page shows a glyph , indicating an incomplete variant specification. The Request Deliverables action is not available for an incomplete variant specification.
If you select Disable Rule Checking when using the Option Filter tab (during the Set Filter step of the part configuration process), the system skips the verification step for the Minimum Required and Maximum Allowed child parts, allowing you to create a variant part that violates the constraints on the number of the child parts.
However, if there is no option set assigned to the product to which the part belongs, the Option Filter tab is not available in the Set Filter step, and therefore you cannot disable this check. In such cases, if the Minimum Required and Maximum Allowed constraints are set, the system performs the check for the number of child parts.