RFQs can be created in all
editions of the program. The EX and ECO editions can autogenerate
RFQs from the items in your assembly tree, to all vendors linked to those
Most purchased components are used
as-is in their final assemblies. This includes fasteners, electrical and
electronic components and pre-built assemblies such as motors, power
supplies, etc. Even custom components from outside fabricators are
often received complete and ready-to-use in their final assemblies.
Many other items get to their final ready-to-use state by going through
some additional processing.
Typical scenarios are:
- A standard item has custom modifications made
to it before being used in an assembly.
- A custom-made item has several finished
variations. It is taken to a state of partial completion and put into
stock. When a determination is made of its final configuration, it is
pulled from stock and finished to version A, B or C, depending on what
- An item is a specific cut length from a reel,
roll or strip of material.
The Made-From feature links items
in the database when one item is made from another item. Then, when
determining the quantity requirement for purchasing, P&V can take
existing stock of the finished items into account and then calculate the
quantity of the raw material needed.