Part window

A single part is represented in the Part window.

At a minimum, a part record ("part") consists of an owning organization (the entity responsible for creating and managing its content), part type, part number, name, technical content revision and business lifecycle.

The Attributes tab captures additional information about how the part is acquired and used in production.

The Materials tab lets you specify the part's total weight, which can be used:

  • as the basis for rolling up an assembly's total weight, and
  • to specify the percentage of various materials that makes up the part and, in turn, roll-up the constituent materials in its parent assemblies.

A part may have a bill of materials ("BOM"), parts and documents as references, and parts as approved sources. Any part can also appear on the BOM of a higher-level assembly, can be a source for another part, and be a reference on other document or part records.

You can choose whether to attach CAD files, part specifications and other electronic files directly to a part's Files tab, or attach the files to a document record and list that document record on the part References list.

The part window status bar offers the following controls in the lower left corner:

  • The window can be unlocked for editing using the Lock/Unlock selection. Locking the window automatically saves any changes.

    Locking the item window

  • The active iteration can be selected using the dropdown box

  • A new iteration can be created by selecting <..New..> from the iteration selector

    Creating a new item revision

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