Attributes tab (part)

Additional person #1
Additional person #2

These fields contain names of people who have a defined responsibility for the part's contents. The available selection is managed in the Persons collection.

Your administrator may have assigned other labels, such as Product engineer or Validated by, in the Part Types collection member window.

Default unit of measure

The unit of measure specifies how a part is purchased and consumed. Although most parts are individual units, and therefore each is often appropriate, some production items are measured using categories such as length, volume or weight.

Some units of measure aren't useful for counting parts, so each unit's Unit of Measure Categories collection defines whether it is displayed in this list. For example, manufactured parts are not purchased in units of voltage or torque.

The part's default unit of measure may be modified when the part is added to a BOM. In this case, the default unit determines the set of compatible units of measure that can be applied. See the System Rules reference > Lock part default unit of measure on BOM help topic.

After the part has been released, an administrator can modify the part's default unit of measure by enabling the Administrator Override user preference.

Avoid changing the part's default unit of measure after the part has been released – it will affect your BOMs and downstream manufacturing systems. Refer to the part's Appears On list to assess the impact. Check that the Minimum order quantity and Standard package quantity units are correct.

If the Lock part default unit of measure on BOM system rule is marked, then all related BOM rows are automatically updated to use the part's new default unit. The quantity is not affected.

If the Lock part default unit of measure on BOM system rule is not marked, then review each affected BOM to ensure that the part's quantity and unit are correct.

BOM type code
This value identifies how the part is aggregated or consumed in production. While Direct material is most common, parts may be usefully assigned other classifications, such as Phantom (a virtual assembly) or Kit (left unassembled). The available selection is managed in the BOM Type Codes collection.
Make/buy
Select the method used to acquire the current part. The available selection is managed in the Make/Buy Categories collection.
Meets regulatory requirements

When marked, the current part meets the applicable regulatory or agency requirements.

Your administrator may have hidden this field, or specified a more appropriate label such as RoHS compliant or Meets UL 508, in the Part Types collection member window.

Part requires: Serialization, Certification
Mark these checkboxes if the current part is a critical component that requires each production unit to be tracked separately and/or requires certification ("first article" acceptance test) prior to use.
Exclude item from roll-up: Cost
This checkbox zeroes out the cost of the item during cost rollup calculations. For instance, if the item is floor stock (such as a machine screw) and is expensed in manufacturing overhead, you may want to exclude it from the unit assembly cost. If you exclude a subassembly's cost, then the costs for all items within its lower-level structure(s) are also ignored.
Exclude item from roll-up: Mass & materials
When the checkbox is marked, the current item's mass and materials aren't included in a mass roll-up, materials content, materials declaration or similar report.
Global number (GTIN, UPC, etc.)
Use this field for any alias assigned or recognized by a third party such as NATO NSN, GS1 GTIN or EAN-13, or customer part number.
Process time
Enter the length of time that it takes to fabricate, machine, process or otherwise produce the current item. Internally-fabricated components often have process time and no lead time.
Lead time
Enter the time that it takes to receive the part or material from a supplier. Purchased components typically have lead time and no process time.
Minimum order quantity

If the part supplier requires a minimum order, or your production line is scheduled based on economically efficient production quantities, then enter the value here.

The unit of measure value is first assigned the part's Default unit of measure value. While the assigned unit matches the Default unit of measure, it follows any change to the Default unit of measure. If the value is assigned a different part unit of measure, then changes to the Default unit of measure are ignored.

Before changing this unit of measure, check that your manufacturing systems accept a unit of measure different than the part default.

Standard package quantity

The part supplier may define a package quantity, such as a wire reel of 100 meters, which you can record here.

The unit of measure value is first assigned the part's Default unit of measure value. While the assigned unit matches the Default unit of measure, it follows any change to the Default unit of measure. If the value is assigned a different part unit of measure, then changes to the Default unit of measure are ignored.

Before changing this unit of measure, check that your manufacturing systems accept a unit of measure different than the part default.

Location
This specifies the place where the item can be found, such as a warehouse shelf or storage bin identifier, and appears on the pick list report.
Handling/storage advisory
This describes any health or safety hazard, or special handling or storage considerations, for the part. The list is defined in the Handling/Storage Categories collection.
End of Life (EOL) recovery method
Specify the method by which the part can be reclaimed or recycled. Many parts can be refurbished or disassembled, while others can be broken down for their basic chemicals. The list is defined in the Recovery Methods collection.
Cost: Currency, Unit cost per default unit, Quoted quantity, As on
This information can provide useful information to other designers about the cost efficiency of the current part for their own applications. It also is used to calculate a complete cost for an assembly that includes the part.

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