The Multi-Component Matrix extends the Windchill BOM Management module, adding another option for comparing Part Structures (BOM’s).
It enables a user to select two or more BOM’s to compare what Parts make up those structures.
The user can compare by Usage or Occurrence, allowing them to quickly scan to see differences.
The tools is designed to compare the latest BoM of a number of part structures.
The tool will be available for all users, from the following menus
The interface will appear as follows
The items selected in the left panel and the occurrences in the right.
The tool uses a uniqueness to search each structure for items and compares items that share the following uniqueness
Reference Designator - Level - Number
Then if all matching lines are the same the Difference column is empty, or it not a Delta symbol will appear.
Each part show a tick or a dash if we have this uniqueness found in this structure.
By selecting the show only difference only items with deltas will be shown
By selected the mode icon
The tools will change to the Usage Mode
This mode with show data associated in the link data held that forms the structure
What is display can be adjusted in the settings menu
The uniqueness in usage mode is as follows
Level - Number
However an alignment parameter can be optionally set as a prefix, either
Line Number or
The list UI is used to control the list of parts and which ones are active
Either table can be exported using the menus, into 4 formats
The default state mode of the launch can be set by an administrator in the configuration of the extension