PLM software glossary

&& operator
Logical AND search operator to include both terms in results.
* operator
A multi-character wildcard for search.
? operator
A single-character wildcard for search.
|| operator
Logical OR search operator to include either term in results.
~ operator
Specifies pair of terms within specified distance: ~3 allows up to 3 intervening works.
administrator
Role with permissions to manage PDXpert collections and system rules.
alphanumeric
Letters A-Z, a-z and their Unicode equivalents and numbers 0-9.
analyst
Role with permissions to act as 'super trustee' and manage change workflow.
ANSI alphanumeric
Letters A-Z, a-z and the numeric digits 0-9.
attachment
Electronic file saved in PDXpert library.
bill of materials
The list of all physical items required for producing an assembly.
bulk query
A SQL database query that returns results without requiring a user selection.
canceled
Item iteration no longer approved for use.
canceling
Item revision in process to be canceled.
change form
Set of part and document records that are formally approved for a specific use.
child item
A BOM, source or reference item that is listed on a higher-level parent item.
child part
A part that is on a higher-level parent item's BOM, Sources or References list.
class
The basic Document, Part and Change Form objects managed by PDXpert.
client UDV
A user-defined view that uses SQLite SELECT statements for a client-side ODBC database.
context menu
A set of commands displayed by clicking the secondary (usually right) mouse button.
current list
The last set of child iterations approved for use on the selected parent iteration.
data list
The list of all reference documents for producing an item or other outcome.
date
A set of numeric characters and special delimiters in the form YYYY-MM-DD.
document
An item record describing a part or process, or related supporting information.
fit
Ability to physically mate with, interconnect to, or become integrated with another part.
form
Unique and relevant physical properties that make a part appropriate for a particular use.
forward secrecy
Encryption to ensure that session data is secure against future certificate compromise.
full-function user account
Allows role for creating/modifying items, processing change forms, and managing system settings.
function
Action that a part performs in fulfilling its purpose.
home organization
Organization owning the products managed by PDXpert.
implementing change
A change form that releases and cancels affected iterations.
interchangeable
Equivalent performance, reliability and maintainability without selection or alteration.
item
A database record with owner organization and number: part, document or change form.
item file
Electronic file attached to the item as background or history.
iteration
The combination of technical content revision and business use lifecycle state.
library
A PDXpert Application Server file system folder that contains all file attachments.
lifecycle phase
Item's organizational commitment; suitability for a particular business use.
local views database
A subset of public views and user-defined views used by CAD and other ODBC clients.
markup list
The first set of child iterations approved for use on the selected parent iteration.
material
A chemical substance or compound typically identified for regulatory compliance reporting.
minus (-) operator
Term is excluded from search results.
named user account
A log-in name assigned exclusively to one person which allows access to PDXpert.
non-implementing change
A change form that directs an outcome without affecting any item's release status.
parameterized query
A SQLdatabase query that returns results based on a user selection.
parent item
An item that includes child items on its BOM, source or reference lists.
parent-child
The relationship between a higher-level item and the lower-level item on its structure.
part
A physical object that is used to produce other parts and, ultimately, final products.
partner organization
Organization providing documents or parts adopted by the Home organization.
pending
Item iteration not yet approved for use.
plus (+) operator
Term is required as part of search results.
private view
Private database tables that provide semi-standardized data to internal processes.
public view
Virtual database tables that provide stable, standardized product data to external applications.
read-only user account
Allows role for viewing items/files and to report/export data, but not to add or modify data.
reference
A supporting document or process-related part used to create or validate the current item.
reference designator
Identifies a part's logical location on a diagram and its physical location in an assembly.
relative maturity
Intended use where pre-production < 0, production (fully usable) is 0, post-production > 0.
release state
Revision status: pending=pre-approval, released=approved, canceled=post-approval.
released
Item iteration approved for its intended use.
releasing
Item revision in process to be released.
reviewer
The user who approves/disapproves a change form on behalf of a group.
revision
An identified level of technical content of an item.
revision file
Electronic file attached to a specific revision with controlled technical content.
server UDV
A user-defined view that uses standard Microsoft SQL Server SELECT statements.
source
A part defined and supplied by a partner and approved for use by the home organization.
source rank
Preference of interchangeable sources based on technical attributes or performance.
stop words
Very common words that don't add value to searches, and are not indexed.
structure
A multi-level indented list of parts (or "bill of materials") and supporting references needed to produce an assembly.
super administrator
Default member of the Persons collection with special permissions.
symbol
A character that is not an alphanumeric (A-Z,0-9) character.
title case
Format where the first character of a word is uppercase and all others are lowercase.
type
The attributes and rules for different objects within a class.
user-defined view
A Views member that filters and sorts data from public views and user-defined views.
user account
A log-in name and password assigned to a person to allow access to PDXpert.
version
A label used by another configuration management system to identify an iteration.

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