Comparing Multiple BOMs in 9.3 Web Client
By shankar.muthan on Aug 31, 2009
Quite a few customers have asked for the ability to compare BOMs in the Web Client. With the introduction of new UI features like the Navigator and Expanded BOM Display in Agile PLM 9.3, customers can compare multiple BOMs visually in the Web Client. Here is how this could be done:
1. Go to an Assembly (Item) and click on the "Navigator" button. This would move the contents of the BOM into the left pane under the "Navigator" section.
2. Go to a different assembly (the 2nd one) and navigate to the BOM tab. Click on the "Expanded Display" button. This would display the BOM structure in a separate pop-up (in a new browser window)
3. Go to a 3rd assembly and repeat the above step (#2), which would display the BOM of the 3rd assembly in a different pop-up.
4. Go to a 4th assembly and navigate to the BOM tab.
At this point, there are 4 different BOMs that can be compared visually in the Web Client - one in the left pane, one in the BOM tab of the Item itself and two in the pop-ups. Now, if you are trying to build the BOM of the 4th assembly based on the items from the other 3 assemblies, you can quickly use CTRL-C to copy items from the other 3 assemblies (the data from the left pane or from the pop-ups) and paste them into the 4th assembly.