To use this feature, the following setup is needed:
1)There must be an mBOM loaded.
2)The mBOM must have options and models mapped to it, and those models and options must exist in the Model and Option Editors.
If orders are being loaded automatically through an integration, no effort on your part is necessary. The system will automatically add models and options present in the order files that are not already in the Model and Option Editors and will search the Component Library for item master records with the same ID as the models and options in the order file and check the "IsModel" and "IsOption" flags on those items as appropriate.
If orders are being loaded manually, the following steps must be done manually.
A.Go to the Model Editor and add any Models present in the order file but not yet present in the Editor.
a.To designate an item as a model, select it from the Component Library and Check Out for Edit. Open the Properties tab and check the "Is Model" checkbox. Save your changes and Check In.
B.Go to the Option Editor and add any Options present in the order file but not yet present in the Editor.
a. To designate an item as an option, select it from the Component Library and Check Out for Edit. Open the Properties tab and check the "Is Option" checkbox. Save your changes and Check In.
3) Parts must be consumed by activities from the mBOM (i.e. the consumed parts must have parents).
This should be done by using the "Add from BOM" button in the Activity Consumption tab, so for each item added to consumption, its ParentID is also displayed in the consumption row. This means if the same item is consumed under multiple parents for this activity, that item should be added multiple times, once for each corresponding parent.
Add From BOM Option
How To Use?
To use this feature:
1.Once the above conditions have been met, select a routing and Check Out All.
2.Right-click on the routing and select "Autobuild Model-Option Mapping by BOM".
3.Now, select the option of
a.“Update Consumption Model Option Mapping…”, for updating the model option mapping on the consumed parts across the routing.
b.“Update Activity Model Option Mapping…”, for updating the model option mapping on all the activities across the routing.
c.“Update All…”, for updating the model option mapping on the consumed parts and on all activities across the routing.
Right-Click Update Options
At this point, the Autobuild routine will look at the consumed parent parts for all activities, perform a "Where Used" search on the BOMs to which these parent items belong, and find any models and options flagged in each BOM. These models and options will be mapped to the consumed part and the activity.
4. Now, verify the fields that have been populated by going to the Consumption or Model-Option Mapping tabs of the Activity Editor and checking the Model and Option fields.