Change classifications

Purpose

Classifies how a change impacts the affected items' interchangeability, cost, schedule, customer review, or other business-related effects of the proposed change.

Where used

Change form

Data fields

Name
This is the complete name for the change class.
Description
This describes the change class along with its application or business rule.
MIL code
Provides the required database code for EIA-836/MIL-STD-2549 environments. This field may be ignored in most other environments, or may be used to signal downstream manufacturing or sales-related systems.
Active: users can select
Default member of collection
Permanent member of collection
For a description of these checkboxes, see the Collections reference > Managing collections help topic.

Setup suggestions

Change classifications are derived from business rules. For example, your company's sales team may need to notify a customer about certain types of changes, or when the change's financial impact exceeds a specified limit.

Commercial organizations may want to indicate that a document change won't materially affect an existing part because the change (a) releases a new part or (b) is purely clerical. In military environments, Class I and Class II changes may be used instead, and the Clerical member can be deleted or made inactive.

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