With the Bills of Material module, you can easily create and maintain
bills of material. You can define parent-component relationships
by copying an existing bill, or by starting from scratch. You can
search for items by part number, key words, alternate part number,
vendor part number, customer part number, or description. You can
effectively and simply keep track of product revision levels including:
dates, processes, drawing numbers, and CAD references. You can also
assign effective dates, which allows you to enter bills prior to
releasing them, as well as search historical and future bills.
change notices give you the tool you need to maintain control in
a dynamic environment. Use the bill processor for single-level,
indented, summarized explosions, and where-used reports.
Same-As-Except-For Bill of Material Creation
Copying an existing bill to create new Bills of Material will save
time and increase accuracy. Only the information that is different
needs to be entered.
The text editor allows you to enter as much detail as you need,
both in Engineering Change Notices and in parent/component records.
Text associated with a Process Sheet step will print on future shop
You can search for all the places a component is used in either a
single-level or indented format, which allows you to see the effect
of changes before you make them.
Additions, changes, and deletions can be done online or in batch
mode. In batch mode, you can print an edit report to review and
correct bills before the changes are accepted by the system. Whether
in online or batch mode, a full audit trail of all changes is available.
View options include: single-level, multi-level, or summarized formats.
You can view current, historical, future, or all bills, and see
them with or without costs. By integrating the Database Report Writer
with the Engineering Management module ShopWorX provides the flexibility
to design custom reports.
You can include the dimensions of components when they are inventoried
in one unit of measure and used in another. For example, if you have
inventoried steel plate in pounds, you can enter the cut dimensions
of the component, as well as the pounds-per-piece required. You can
also have the system determine the quantity per assembly based on
Using effectivity dating and revision codes will allow changing the
bills of material in advance. Planning and manufacturing are alerted,
and the proper components ordered.
Engineering Change Notices can be maintained and tracked. Unlimited
text can be assigned to an ECN, explaining the reason for, and nature
of, the change.
Revision Level Tracking
revision levels can be tracked, allowing easy access to past and future
revisions. Each revision level will track ECN, Reason, Start Date,
Stop Date, Process Sheet Number, Option Code, Alternate Codes, Drawing
Number, and CAD Number. This capability, combined with Inventory Lot
Control, will allow your company to manufacture and stock multiple
revisions of the same part number.