BOM designer (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 4, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Inventory management > Common > Bills of materials. Click Designer.

Use this form to design the tree structures for bills of materials (BOMs). You can create or edit BOM versions, and then assign items or sub-BOMs to specific operations.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

Tab

Description

Designer

View and modify the tree structure of the current BOM, the route that is attached to the BOM, and items that you can add to the tree structure.

Setup

Set up the following parameters:

  • Criteria for the configuration, version, and BOM lines that you want to display.

  • Display criteria for inventory dimensions, BOM lines, and route details.

  • Parameters that specify how to modify and delete lines.

  • Print setup

There is also a legend for the symbols that are used in the BOM designer.

Button

Description

Edit

Edit BOM lines.

Delete

Delete BOM lines.

Check

Check BOMs for errors, such as BOM circularity.

BOM version

View the BOM versions that are attached to the selected BOM.

Print

Print BOMs and BOM lines for the selected BOM.

Field

Description

Item number

A unique, user-defined code that is assigned when items are created. We recommend that you not use special characters or spaces in the item number. Item numbers can be generated by linking the item number to the Number sequences form.

For more information, see Number sequences (list page).

Search name

Specify a name that is used for search purposes if the item number or name does not work well for searches.

Item group

The item group that the item belongs to. All items must belong to an item group, which is assigned when items are created. Item groups are defined in the Item group form. Item groups are used together with ledger transactions, and they can be used as printing criteria.

For more information, see Item group (form).

Type

Shows the symbol that is assigned to the BOM line.

Site

Select the site for the BOM line.

Display principle

Select the display principle that is used for the tree structure window:

  • Active versions – View only the active version of BOM lines.

  • Selected/Active versions – View the selected version of BOM lines. If no version is selected, view the active version.

  • Selected versions – View only the selected version of BOM lines.

Version date

Enter the version date for the BOM and route. This value is used to identify which BOM version must be used on a specific date, as determined by the version dates in the setup of the BOM version.

From qty.

Enter the minimum quantity that is valid for this BOM version. When orders are generated, a BOM version is selected by the system based on the value in this field and other criteria that you specify. If you leave the field blank, this BOM version is valid for all quantities.

Show valid only

Select to display only valid BOM lines in the tree structure.

The validity of BOM lines is determined by the validity dates for the BOM lines. To view the validity dates for a BOM line, right-click or double-click the line.

Item number

Select to display item numbers on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Configuration

Select to display the configuration ID on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Size

Select to display the item size on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Color

Select to display the item color on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Product name

Select to display item names on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Qty.

Select to display item quantities on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Unit

Select to display the unit in which the item is expressed on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Configuration group

Select to display the configuration group on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

From date

Select to display the date from which the BOM line is valid on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

To date

Select to display the last day that the BOM line is valid on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Sub-BOM

Select to display sub-BOMs on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Subroute

Select to display sub-routes on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Oper. No.

Select to display operation numbers on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Line type

Select to display information about the line type on the BOM lines in the tree structure.

Confirm deletion

Select to add a confirmation step to the delete function.

Edit when adding

Select to open the Edit BOM line form when you add items to the tree structure.

Max. qty. of levels

Specify the maximum number of levels that are printed.


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