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In order to see an entire struture the user has to expand n / all levels manually every time.
There should be a preference to expand n / all levels on default. This is very helpfull for small structures.
There are two existing Product Ideas that match this one. They are both 5 years old and one is acknowledged, but have not heard of any plans to implement them.
We use this functionality a lot when comparing PCBA variants. Variant 1 is set up with its Substitute replacements and when Variant 2 is created, we need to compare V1 to V2 to determine which Substitute replacements will carry over and which ones will not. Its a tedious process, but Alternate replacements is not an option due the wide use of components in the PCBAs.
To make the process a bit faster, we use Replacement Status and Replacement Type in the Structure table view and the Part Structure Compare table views to identify and sort by the Replacement status.
The only piece we are missing is the Expand All action, so you don't have to manually click through the Part Structure Compare report to see them all. In most cases, there is not more than a few hundred items in the BOM and ~25 Substitute replacements. For us it would not be a performance issue, but I can see how a large product structure could be an issue.
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