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Editing in the Items Tab
The Items tab is an efficient location for editing usage information about parts. Click a row in the table to highlight that row, use the SHIFT or CTRL keys to highlight multiple rows, double-click an editable field to highlight and change its value. The table cells enclosed in boxes can be edited.
Use the TAB key to move the cursor to the right and down within the editable fields in the table. Use the SHIFT and TAB keys to move the cursor to the left and up within editable fields in the table. The HOME key goes to the first editable cell and the END key goes to the last editable cell.
The parent part must be checked out to edit usage attributes. Editing any attribute in the Items table automatically checks out the parent part. You must check in the parent part when editing is complete to save the changes you have made. The assembly is not checked in automatically.
The toolbar at the top of the Items tab and the context menu provides the following actions:
Action Name
Insert Existing
Searches for and inserts a part that has already been created into the part structure. For more information, see Adding Existing Parts to a Parts List.
The empty part row at the bottom of the uses table, preceded by the Insert Existing icon, can be used to insert an existing part. Type in a partial number or name to locate the desired part.
Insert New
Creates a new part and adds it to the structure. For more information about creating new parts, see Creating a New Part.
Insert Multiple New
Creates multiple new parts and adds them to the structure. For more information about creating multiple new parts, see Create Multiple New Parts.
Removes selected parts from the product structure. The parent assembly part is checked out automatically and remains checked out after the remove action is complete.
A removed part is not deleted from the database, it is only removed from the part structure.
Edit Item Attributes
Opens the Edit Item Attributes window for editing attributes on a usage relationship between a selected part and its parent assembly part.
Assign Usage Expression
Opens the Assign Usage Expression window for making option choice selections.
Places a copy of the selected object on the Windchill clipboard so that it can be pasted elsewhere as a new object or reference. For more information about all clipboard actions including paste operations, see The Clipboard Action Set.
Pastes the most recently copied object into the parts list.
Save as default view for display and publishing
Replicates a sort order set in the Items tab in the parts list structure tree. For more information, see Reordering Parts List Items.
The following table describes attributes that can be edited directly in the Items table:
Item Number
References the callout for the part in the illustration associated with the parts list.
The value of this attribute is deleted if the value of the Illustrated attribute is set to No.
Item Number values can contain letters and integers. Items are sorted numerically, with letters following integers.
Item Sequence Number
The same Item Number can appear multiple times in a parts list. The value of this value specifies the placing of a specific part in the sequence of occurrences.
Enter an integer number for the part.
A parts list can contain both a subassembly and its child parts. During publishing, when a subassembly's quantity is more than 1, a row is added to the parts list to show that the quantities of the child parts are based on one subassembly.
Enter an integer number for the part. The greater the number, the deeper the indentation.
Part Number
The unique numeric identifier for the part. This attribute can be automatically supplied by a standard part number generator when parts are created in your system.
The text identifier for the part. Does not have to be unique.
Identifies the quantity of the part used within the assembly.
Enter a quantity value for the part.
Default Unit
Unit of measurement for the quantity on the part.
The Service Parts preference Enable Default Unit Editing controls whether this value can be edited.
This is a part attribute. It cannot be applied to a usage of the part in a specific parts list. A change to the value of Default Unit perpetuates to all uses of the part.
For more information, see Setting Service Preferences.
Select one from the drop-down menu, if editing is permitted.
Identifies whether the part can be serviced.
Choose Yes if the part can be serviced.
Identifies whether the part is illustrated in a representation.
The Item Number attribute identifies the callout in the representation.
Choose No if the part is not illustrated.
Comments about the part.
Enter up to 200 characters.