Where-used analyses are listings of how different components in a product structure are used. These components can be analyzed:
This supporting function requires that for the products to be processed, materials and operations must be specified in 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002). For more information, see Creating a Product Structure.
This supporting function includes display of different where-used analyses as described below:
All analyses included in this function are performed in 'Where-used Analysis. Display' (PDS110). Selection of the analysis is made using different sorting orders.
Bill of material analysis
Material analysis on all levels is a where-used analysis in which all products on the nearest level above the material are displayed. The where-used analysis can be carried out for any number of levels upwards in the product structure.
Material analysis on the highest level is a where-used analysis used only to display products at the highest level. Any lower level semi-finished products are therefore not displayed.
Work center analysis displays all operations performed by the specified work center. Information regarding each operation is retrieved using option 5 = Display.
Tools analysis displays information regarding those operations where the specified tool is used. Information regarding each operation is retrieved using option 5 = Display.
This analysis displays information regarding those operations where the specified engineering document is used. Information regarding each operation is retrieved using option 5 = Display.