Defining Design Part Variants


Follow this procedure to define a new variant of an existing design part. You can use a variant to represent an alternative implementation of a design part or item. For example, a team might develop a product that has two different markets, American and European. To represent those markets, the team creates a set of design part variants specific to each market.

When you define a variant, it will appear at the same level as the original design part with the same part ID and PCS value. For example:

PAYROLL:REPORTS.A;1 (original)



Once you've defined a variant, you can operate on it like any other design part.

PRIVILEGES  Create design part

To define a design part variant:

  1. From the Design Part Structure main window, select the design part from which you want to create a new variant.

  2. Click the New button: newpartbutton00002.gif and select Variant. The New Variant dialog box appears.

  3. Enter a name for the variant in the Variant ID field.

  4. Optionally, enter a description of the variant in the Description field.

  5. Click the Attributes tab to specify values for any user-defined attributes for the variant.

  6. Click OK to create the new variant.

Related Topics

New Variant Dialog Box

Defining Design Parts

Editing Design Parts