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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