PDXplorer 5.1 release notes

Published updates in the PDXplorer "5.1 series" software (all dates are UTC).

◄◄ PDXpert PLM 12.2  •  PDXplorer 5.0  •  PDXpert PLM 13.0

After you export a PDX package from your PDXpert client software, your supply chain partners use the free PDXplorer to view and export data, and save files, from the PDX package.

PDXplorer 5 is a completely new design with new features. PDXplorer 5 displays data as closely as possible to the PDXpert client layout (within the constraints of the IPC-2570 standards). Because it has different navigation, interface and export features, PDXplorer 5 can be installed and used side-by-side with PDXplorer 4.2 or earlier, if needed.

This release is available on our PDXplorer 5 download page.

5.1.0.1 (2019-12-02)

New features and functions§

  • Top Level Items Tree in Summary panel displays isTopItem multi-level BOM for navigation.

  • BOM Tree in Details panel displays a multi-level BOM below the BOM items list.

  • New and upgraded view/export queries (PDXplorerQueries v1):

    • Attachment: Attachment ItemMaster. For PDXpert packages.

    • Change: Change Affected Items. For all PDX packages.

    • Item: BOM - Multi Level with 4 Sources. For all PDX packages, with Oracle, Agile and Arena custom.

    • Item: BOM - Single Level with 4 Sources. For all PDX packages.

    • Item: BOM - Single Level. For all PDX packages.

    • ItemMaster: Change Affected Items. For PDXpert packages.

    • ItemMaster: Change Attachments. For PDXpert packages.

    • ItemMaster: Part BOM - Multi Level. For PDXpert packages.

    • ProductDataeXchange: All Attachments. For all PDX packages.

  • Remember last directory used between sessions (and test for path validity on open).

Improvements to existing capabilities§

  • When table is inactive, the table's selected row background uses DarkGray as improved highlight instead of Windows light gray default.

  • Add non-PK SQLite indexes CreateSQLiteColumnIndex()

  • On upgrade, before overwriting PDXplorerQueries with new database, previous PDXplorerQueries version was always saved; new code checks if customer has changed existing PDXplorerQueries, and saves it only if different from original.

  • Load PDX faster by suppressing second pass in Main (remove AddElementGrid(){dg.GotFocus += DataGrid_GotFocus})

  • ItemMaster Queries list (PDXpert only) now includes both Item and ItemMaster queries.

  • ItemMaster Queries list (PDXpert only) now uses first word in query Name to hide irrelevant queries: Item (part or document), Part, Change.

  • Identify MasterControl PDX format

  • Revise help guide

Maintenance changes and fixes§

  • Item Master table is created when ManufacturerPart has no AdditionalAttribute Revision value.

  • Restore main window within new screen boundary after display size changes.

  • Scroll MainStackPanel to top when new package is loaded.

  • Selecting a navigation record in a different table (or tree) displays that row's Details even if the SelectionChanged() is not triggered.

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