Data Management Capabilities > Managing Part Structures > Part Structure Browser > Part Structure Actions > Managing Replacement Parts > Defining Replacements in a Part Structure > Defining Alternate Parts
Defining Alternate Parts
An alternate for a part can replace a part in every part structure, as opposed to a substitute, which can replace a part only in a specific part structure.
To define an alternate part, use the following procedure:
1. Select the part capable of being replaced.
2. Select the Replacements tab.
3. In the Alternates table, click .
A search window appears so you can search for the desired part.
4. Enter the criteria for the part attributes, and click Search.
Results are displayed.
5. Select the one or more parts to be used as alternates and click OK.
The new alternate parts are added to the Alternates table on the Replacements tab.