In a Engineering BOM, all the usage links are assemblies (an asm uses components or sub asm ...)
But in a Manufacturing BOM, we have some assembly usage links (generaly the top levels between asm and leaf components inherit from engineering BOM).
But under manufactured components , we will find some "transformation" levels : finished component <- semi fnished part <- raw material
The problem in MPMLink and more specially in CreoView, is that, that kind of manufacturing BOM do not display correctly:
- finished component / semi fnished part / raw material can be positionned to same place one other alls ...
- some components are not displayed depending of the modifications done between the eBOM and mBOM
And then we are not able to use CreoView for annotating pocess plans operations
MPMLink and mBOM usage links should support assembly and transformation steps . (may be just an attribute on the usage link)
And CreoView should use this (attribute filtering in the ConfigSpec) for diplaying a correct visualization of each steps in the process plans ...
Cause in this case, the Pview viz is un usable as all semi finished part are displayed above finished part at position matrix 0.0.0 (even if we add an IBA on the usage link and filter on it in the BOM ConfigSpec)