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Manufacturer Catalog Database - Per User Specification

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04-05-2013 07:18 AM

Does anyone know if it is possible to limit database component selection by supplier spec?


In other words, if when working on a project supplied to GM or Ford or Chryler, can the database be customized to alow only selection of components that are within the specifications of these customers? This would make component selection a lot easier when compiling BOM's.

ie. If Ford allow type "a" circuit breakers you cannot specify type "b" circuit breakers.


Hope you know what I'm getting at, not easy to explain.

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Re: Manufacturer Catalog Database - Per User Specification

04-06-2013 02:39 AM in reply to: MTSII

Project Properties dialog box--

under the heading Catalog lookup File Preferance, there is an option to define a secondary lookup file.

Perhaps you could creat another .mdb with only the manufacturers or components needed for that customer

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Registered: ‎02-25-2010
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Re: Manufacturer Catalog Database - Per User Specification

04-08-2013 08:37 AM in reply to: MTSII

Hello MTSII,


You could do this several different ways:


1. A Project Specific Database (make a template project for Gm, Ford, etc)


2. A Secondary Catalog Database (mentioned already by Aikorob) you could flip secondary libraries as required.


3. A WD_Picklist or an Equipment list (both are similar to a secondary Catalog as they typical are MDB file types, but they are different as they are called out using a different "Icon" Menu )


I hope this Helps,




James Alger


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