Current process to input Pi factors (Pi ruggedised, Pi application, Pi lead free, Pi process, Pi placement) is to fill-in answers to associated questionnaires within corresponding support files. This is relevant method when starting from scratch.
But, I must face several issues with this method :
1- When dealing with legacy studies performed with the excel spreadsheet supplied by FIDES working group, it is very inconvenient and time consumming to input them in Relex / WQS.
2- As a matter of being conservative, we are not using the questionnaire result directly but a result with reasonable margins. As a matter of facts, we would work out 1.42 as Pi ruggedised and use 1.5 instead. As this does not correspond to a result that could be obtained from the questionnaire, we face inconsitency issues with results allready included within Customer deliverable reliability cases.
For all those factors, we would like to be able to input a user-defined value within a specific field that would override questionnaire's result.