Manage a released part

Once the part record iteration has been released, you'll notice that much of the data that you could previously modify is now locked. In particular, the information that gives the part record its unique identity (the owner, part type, number, revision and lifecycle) is now permanently established.

A part record iteration is released only once, and can be a used until canceled. A released part record can be listed on any number of advisory change forms (such as a change proposal or stop ship) as necessary.

  • If any product families are shown on the item, then members of the product team can edit some attributes even after the item has been released. Your administrator decides who is a product team member in the Product Families collection.

  • If the released part's interchangeability is affected by new information or you want to make a similar part, then copy the part. Open the part record. If it's open, select it to that you can view it. Select the Snapshot to Part command from the Edit menu, and edit the copy.

  • If interchangeable changes are made to the part attributes, BOM, sources or references; or an updated file is attached to the Files: Revision Files list, then you should make a new iteration of that part record.

    For details, see the Revise a released part topic.

  • Finally, if you discover a clerical error that requires a minor "off the books" correction, your administrator can edit certain fields specified by the Tools menu: Administrator Override command.


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