MPP with multiple Itemtypes

Hello,

I have a use case where I wanted to be able to use the MPP module to create process plans for more than one itemtype, ex. some process plans are based on parts and some are based on another itemtype. Is this possible? I know that you can use a custom itemtype instead of parts but as far as I understand it, you replace parts with your custom itemtype as the produced object of the process plan. Can you have multiple options at the same time?

Regards

Rick

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  • Hi Rick,

    Could you elaborate on your use case for wanting to use multiple ItemTypes at once with MPP? I haven't previously been aware of a customer using both the standard Part ItemType and a custom ItemType to represent BOM data. However, I can pass along the use case to one of our Project Managers to consider for future development of MPP. 

    Chris

    Christopher Gillis

    Aras Labs Software Engineer

  • Hi Chris,

    The idea was to use the MPP in combination with "generic items" similar to the ones used in the variant manager sample application in order to make generic process definitions, but we would also like to be able to make normal process plans as well.

    Regards

    Rick

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  • Hi Rick,

    That's an interesting use case! I've passed this request along, and I'll reply here if I hear any updates on it. :) 

    One thing that might satisfy your use case for the time being is to add a new classification(s) to Part that would be used for "generic items". Classifications can have their own Forms, Properties, etc., so you could likely do most if not all of what you're looking for with that approach.

    Chris