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Service BOM and Source BOM Relationship Overview
A service BOM (sBOM) is a view of one or more source BOMs (typically engineering and manufacturing BOMs) used to represent the service perspective of a product or assembly. An sBOM contains parts that are serviceable, new serviceable parts that are not contained in the source BOM, and serviceable parts that are represented by multiple source BOM parts. Use the Service Product Structure Explorer to create associations with the upstream source BOMs.
The Service Product Structure Explorer operates in a fashion similar to Windchill MPMLink explorers. The icon in the various Service Product Structure Explorer windows and tabs display common help detailing how to use these explorers, including how to use the Service Product Structure Explorer. Additionally, refer to the following topics (and their related topics) for more information on Windchill MPMLink and using explorers:
About Manufacturing Process Management and Windchill MPMLink
About Windchill MPMLink Explorers