The Component List helps you navigate through the Component Editor. If the Find All Revisions and Group in Folders boxes are checked, it displays a tree structure with folders for each component. When a specific component is selected from the Component List, more information is displayed in the header and the worksheet area on the right side of the screen.
The component list provides easy reference to the components with three columns: ID, Revision, and EngStatus. These three summarize the essential information about the components, making it quicker to find what you are looking for. For each unique component ID, there is a folder in the ID column. When these folders are expanded, all of the revisions of that component are visible. In the example below, the LOS 2025 has multiple revisions stored within the component folder.
Componet Search Control displaying multiple revisions and the list right-click menu
Several instances of the same part are differentiated by the Revision column. The most recent revision, which is the only one able to be Checked Out and edited, is at the bottom.
The icon displayed in the Component List is based on the Item property called 'Item Type'.
Item Type in Component List
If you try to check out a part with a higher revision, the following error message appears:
Error if a user tries to Check Out a component with a higher revision
The EngStatus column tracks the status of the revision with regards to engineering. The component is "Released" after an Engineering Change Order (ECO) is issued. If you are not using the Engineering Change Management system, components will be released when they are imported or added to Assembly Planner.
The Component Menu is found by right-clicking in the Component List.
•Check Out and Check in Options: Refer to Check Out and Check In for all relevant menu options
•Add New: Allows you to add a new item. Note: You must right-click in the white space of the Component Search List for the Add New function to be enabled.
•Update BOM Diff Flags: Updates the eBOM-mBOM comparison flags.
•Child Status Query: Reports all items under the component currently checked out.
•Where Used Report: Reports all places where the component is used by providing a list of parent parts requiring the component.