Create ECO for General Change

This procedure is used to create an engineering change order described only by running text in the order header. Orders of this kind do not have any order lines. This includes defining the activities to be performed for the order and the recipients of the order document, as well as printing the document.

Before you start

This procedure can only be started for items and documents which are identified in the respective item/document file as using ECO management for any engineering changes. Additionally, the following basic data must be defined:

Follow these steps

Follow the steps below to create and print a general engineering change order.

  1. Select program 'Engineering Change Order. Open' (ECS420).

  2. Specify the order number and order type. Create the order. If field Order number is left blank, then the next available number for the order number series defined in the order type will be retrieved.

  3. Fill in the necessary information in the order header, panel E.

  4. Define the changes as text in the order header, in the text box.

  5. Enter the activities to be performed before the order is approved in the activities list in program Work with ECO Activities (ECS421), panel B. Each activity is assigned a status between 11 and 79.

  6. Define the recipient(s) of the order document 'ECO. Open Distribution List' (ECS423), panel E. Recipients can be created one at a time or by copying a general distribution list.

  7. Print the order document for each recipient in program ECS420/A or B. Separate copies of the order document can also be printed from the distribution list in program ECS423/B.

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