SiliconExpert Connect Starter - User Documentation

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Name Description
Wex ID com.wincomplm.wex-siliconexpert-starter
Name SiliconExpert Connect Starter
Version 1.1

Overview

This extension is a starter version providing a connection to a SiliconExpert service and renders live data in the Windchill interface.

This allows engineers to monitor a part or a BoM to check for compliance, obsolescence, end of life, and more. It makes changes and reassess those changes in real-time.


Features

  • Access to the SiliconExpert user interface from within Windchill
  • Simple to configure
  • Compatible with supplier management (SUMA) and attribute-based data
  • Checks up to 200 parts
  • No SiliconExpert license required

User Guide

SiliconExpert Starter BoM Check UI

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Adding a new SiliconExpert Starter tab to Windchill

Add the SiliconExpert UI to Windchill by adding a new tab to the part page:

  • Navigate to a part in the system
  • Add a new menu to the page
  • From the left hand menu, add the required feature
  • Rename the tab as required

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BoM check

The seed object of the BoM check is a part. The system navigates the immediate children of the part and sends these to the SiliconExpert API. This allows it to create a UI widget that gives access to multiple levels of information about each part in the BoM.

After verifying the user authentication, the SiliconExpert service processes all the data sent (this may take a few seconds) and presents a screen showing how many parts where identified.

*Note: If one or more parts are not identified, it may require the Windchill data to be updated to ensure consistency. This may be a data error in either the MPN or the Manufacturer name.


Configuring the connector

The connector can be configured from the Extension Manager. The system needs to send two data elements to SiliconExpert:

  • Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer Part Number

The system supports two configuration modes:

  • Supplier Management (SUMA)
  • Attribute Based

The user selects options in the configuration screen:

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Note: The SUMA option only appears if the Windchill Supplier Management module is installed.

Supplier Management

This feature uses the manufacturer defined in the SUMA data.

Attribute Based

In this case, the user is presented with all available user defined part attributes (Instance-Based Attributes) in the system.

One must be selected from the part number and one for the manufacturer

Troubleshooting

Please refer to this online guide for further information

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Published date: 02/07/2020 1:44PM
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