LeverX SAP Tutorial Product Structure Synchronization Overview and Fucntio…
Essential SAP PLM Tutorial Product Structure Synchronization (PSS) Overview and Functionality. By Rohan Joshi2nd January 2013 1 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Tutorial Goal Create Product Family Create Product Variant Assign Material to Product Variant Create Product Item Create Product Item Variant Create Product View Display Product Structure Load and Activate Simulation2nd January 2013 2 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Definition: Product Structure Set of hierarchically ordered objects with the purpose of documenting one product or a set of similar products Product Structures support product development, especially for products with many variants and a large number of components2nd January 2013 3 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Pictorial Representation: Product Family: LINUX_SERVER Product Views: SERVER_COMPONENTS Product Items: LX_CASE, LX_CPU, LX_PWRSUP Product Item Variants: 30cm, 2.4GHz, 120V and 240V2nd January 2013 4 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Product Family: The product family defines the top Product Structure has the level element of the product under following sub views, development • Description • General Data • Components • Product Variants • Documents • Classes • Characteristic • Authorizations • Administrative Data2nd January 2013 5 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Create Product Family: Click Product Structure -> Create Product Structure from the NWBC Menu Choose Node Type “Product Family” Enter Node: LINUX_SERVER Enter Class: PSS_DEMO and click Continue2nd January 2013 6 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Product Variant: Product Variant is a sub set of product family and describes a product of this family A Product Family has one or more Product Variants associated with it Product variants are finished product materials, and they provide a direct reference to the product2nd January 2013 7 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Create Product Variant: Open Change Product Structure Screen, go to tab Product Variant Enter Product Variant and Description Click Save2nd January 2013 8 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Assign Material To Product Variant: Go to Product Variants tab, enter a material in the Material field Click Check Entries Click Save2nd January 2013 9 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Product Item: Product item defines the components that are used to build up a product Product Item is used to perform the following activities, • To define the structure of the product you want to document • object dependencies and components are specified at this level • To add Product Item Variants2nd January 2013 10 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc.
Create Product Item Choose Node Type: Product Item Enter Node: LX_CASE Enter Class: PSS_DEMO Click Continue. Go to “Where Used” tab and enter LINUX_SERVER under Node field and SAVE2nd January 2013 11 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Create Product Item Variant: Open Product Structure LX_CASE and switch to Product Item Variants tab Enter 30 in the Variant field and add Description2nd January 2013 12 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Product View: Product Views are independent of Variants and Material Assignments Product Views are defined while creating Product Structure with many elements. Used to structure large products2nd January 2013 13 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Create Product View: Enter Node Type: Views Enter Node: SERVER_COMPONEN TS Enter Class: PSS_DEMO Click Continue Enter Node: LX_CASE and SAVE.2nd January 2013 14 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Product Structure:2nd January 2013 15 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Simulation: Simulations are used to simulate the explosion of a product structure or a product assembly for a specific set of configuration parameters Simulations take into account object dependencies and effectivity parameters Simulations can be based on, • Date Effectivity • Parameter Effectivity2nd January 2013 16 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Activate Simulation: Date Effectivity Click Edit Simulation Enter Simulation Name and Simulation Description Enter Material Set Dates and click Activate Simulation2nd January 2013 17 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
Conclusion: Benefits of using PSS: • A redundancy-free description of products or product families with many variants • An integrated data model for efficient product structure management • Variant configuration and variant management capabilities • The option of working with both configurable and configured materials2nd January 2013 18 Copyrighted 2013 by LeverX, Inc
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