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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