Unit of Measure (UoM) categories

Purpose

Classifies units of measure into related groups. A units of measure that belongs to a UoM category can be converted to another member of that category.

Where used

Units of measure

Data fields

Name
This is the complete name for the UoM category.
Description
This describes the UoM category and its function.
Use on part
When this checkbox is marked, any unit within the category may be selected for a part's default unit of measure. For example, the Proportion category is too indefinite to be used on a BOM, while the Count (e.g., each) category is commonly used on BOMs.
Permanent member of collection
For a description of this checkbox, see the Collections reference > Managing collections help topic.

Setup suggestions

Numeric custom properties will often require units of measure. Broad types of property units would include electrical (voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, power dissipation), and mechanical or physical (load, tensile strength, rotational velocity), chemical (pH, molecular weight).

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