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The Engineering data file serves two functions: Firstly, it provides additional record space for engineering information about a part. Secondly, it provides a database for engineering documents that may, or may not, be associated with a part. Both unique and/or standard engineering text can be applied to a part number, a Document number or both.

Engineering data is a library of documents that may reference parts, special texts and/or graphic images. This menu provides commands for maintenance of this library of information.

You can have any number of document entries for the same part number and may also have any number of entries with the same document number with different part numbers. In fact there is no restrictions in the combinations you can have. Prudence suggests, however, that some logical document numbering system is adopted. Graphics can be associated with an engineering document. Although there is no storage limit to a graphic record, the graphics system is specifically limited to small illustrative graphics.

Engineering documents, including graphics, can be referenced for inclusion in Purchase, Sales and Work Orders.

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Function

Keys

Find

To find a set of engineering documents giving you a list by part or document number. Use the mouse or tab key to move to the field of interest, enter some value and confirm with an OK. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

Tip TIP: Normally, when performing a Find operation the window is cleared of data. Some uses may prefer to change existing window data when doing a Find. This is achieved by checking the Do not Clear Window when Performing a Find default setting in the Settings Maintenance Subwindow window found in File -- Preferences -- User Settings.

Ctrl+F

Next

To find the next record based on the index on which the last find was carried out. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

Ctrl+N

Previous

To find the previous document to that currently selected, building a list of all documents so found based on the index of the previous Find command carried out. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

Ctrl+P

Edit Document

To change the details and text of the currently selected document. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

Ctrl+E

Insert New Document

To create a new document and if necessary link it with a part number, provide it with a text and if required a standard engineering text. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

Ctrl+I

Duplicate Document

To create a new document based on the currently selected document. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

 

Delete Document

To delete a document with any graphic that may be attached to it. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window.

 

Show Graphic

To bring forward a window showing, full size, graphic associated with a document. This function operates on the Engineering Data Maintenance window and opens the Engineering Graphic window.

Ctrl+G

Edit Graphic

To edit the selected graphic image. This function operates on the Engineering Graphic window.

 

Add Graphic

To add a graphic image to an existing document. This function operates on the Engineering Graphic window.

 

Delete Graphic

To delete a current graphic that is attached to a document. This function operates on the Engineering Graphic window.

 

Print Details

To print the details of a selected document which will include all text and graphics.

 

Print Reports

Provides reports based on Engineering Data documents. This function opens the Engineering Data Reports window and enables you to select a range for printing in the Engineering Data Selection subwindow.

 

Compiled in Program Version 3.10. Help data last modified 20 FEB 2003 17:53. Class mEngData last modified 27 SEP 2006 10:51:11.

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