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5.9.2.13. Menu item Expiration date (End of Life)

In PARTproject, depending on specification of the catalog manufacturer, the expiration date of projects can be set. In the way certain dialogs can be shown when calling parts in PARTdataManager, which will give information on expiration date and further use.

[Note] Note

The expiration date can be set for the whole project. In this section you can find details on this.

However, the expiration date can also be set differently for single lines, namely automated (see Section 5.9.15.2, “ Mark lines as expired... ”) or manually (see Section 5.8.2.1.15.17, “ Set EndOfLife per line ”).

PARTproject: Expiration date

PARTproject: Expiration date

Markups and notification messages in PARTdataManager

  • In PARTdataManager, in the Part selection, in "Details" mode, display of the End-of-Life date is optional (context menu in column header).

    PARTdataManager -> Part selection-> "Details" mode

    PARTdataManager -> Part selection-> "Details" mode

  • In PARTdataManager, when opening the part the respective notification message appears.

    Example: Project discontinued and replacement part available

    Example: Project discontinued and replacement part available

    Example: Project discontinued and no replacement part available

    Example: Project discontinued and no replacement part available

  • Display of icons in the part selection

    Overview on the displayed icons dependent on setting options:

        PARTproject -> dialog area "Edit project" -> tabbed page "General"
    ICON Description

    Hide after expiration

    Replacement after expiration (Optional)

    Old standard crossed out without replacement

    1 0
    Old standard replaced by at least one other parts family and old standard locked 1 1
    Part expired but temporarily still available 0 0
    Old standard replaced by at least one other parts family, but still temporarily available 0 1

Setting options in PARTproject -> Tabbed page General -> Expiration date

  • Date:

    Here you can set an expiration date at project level, optionally.

  • Hide after expiration

    Yes: The part may not be used after expiration.

    No: The part may continue to be used after expiration.

    When opening PARTdataManager the respective notice shows up.

    Sample message

    Sample message

  • Message before expiration (In days)

    Within the set time frame the respective dialog box is opened (compare Fig. „Sample message“).

  • Replacement after expiration (Optional)

    When clicking ... the dialog box Define replacement projects appears:

    • Define replacement projects

      Via button New , define as many replacement parts as desired. Hereto an Explorer window is opened.

    • Edit rule set

      Manual editing should only be performed by CADENAS Consulting.

      Automatic generated entries are set by the function Set EndOfLife per line, for example. Details on this can be found under Section 5.8.2.1.15.17, “ Set EndOfLife per line ”.

[Tip] Tip

The following markups complement each other.

  • Replacement parts (see Section 1.7.3.3, “ replace_std.cfg ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual)

  • Parts to avoid (see Kennzeichnung zu vermeidender Teile)

  • "End of Life" parts (description in the section in hand)