This topic contains an overview of the main processes that are supported by the module.

Key processes

The module's key processes are as follows:

  • Identification and creation of modeling-enabled items—along with the modeling variables and variable groups required to create product models for these items.

  • Creation of user profiles, default routes, and default values that can be used in the product models (optional).

  • Creation of product models (including calculation variables) that will determine the properties of the finished products.

  • Creation of validation rules for the product model's user dialog box.

  • Adding nodes to the product model's modeling tree.

  • Quotation creation in , , , or ; order creation in , , , , or through ; item requirement creation in . Items are configured directly as the values required by each product model's modeling variable are entered in the product model's user dialog. To simplify this process, the modeling variables can be furnished with customer-dependent default values.

  • Automatic creation of standard bills of materials and standard routes of production for each configured item—in a process that is fully controlled by each product model's modeling tree.

  • Sales price calculation by using either the price combinations defined in the module or the standard BOM (bill of materials) calculation.

  • Calculation of the delivery date by using the module.