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Compare to Part Structure - add "expand all" option

Compare to Part Structure - add "expand all" option

On the WTpart > Actions > Compare > Compare to Part Structure, already have the "Collapse All" button, please add a new button "Expand All" so that the user can expand the whole BOM.

4 Comments
PetrP
14-Alexandrite

Support! There is only "Collapse All Levels" but have to manually expand every single item like dumb. Don't get the point why "Expand All Levels" is missing...

Also would be nice if after export to XLS system could keep colorized changes (blue differences).

PTCModerator
Emeritus
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
ScottMorris
17-Peridot

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.

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Archived

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