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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
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Old 29th August 2005, 14:10
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Any way to upload Parts List from Autocad to BoM in Baan ?


We have following configuration -
Baan Version - Baan IV C4 Service Pack 18
Operating System - Windows 2000
Database - SQL Server

Our Engineering department creates drawings in Autocad. For their drawings, they create a Parts List in Autocad. Once this drawing is approved, they create a Bill of Material in Baan.

Our Parts List is huge; more than 500 items per assembly. And number of drawings is also big - some 30-50 per day.

Is there any way in Baan, by which Parts List from Autocad can be directly uploaded to Bill of Material (Engineering/Production) in Baan ?

Thanks and Regards
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Old 29th August 2005, 23:22
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If you have 'developer's licence', the easiest way to do this is to write your own 'update' session that will read the BOM records from an ASCII file and create records in the BAAN table. [This assumes that Autocad is capable of at least creating an ascii output consisting of Parent Item, Component Item and Quantity per Parent.] The rest of the fields required by tibom010 table are easy to figure out by creating and observing a small BOM by hand. This is how I did this in my company and it has been running successfully for many years now.

There is one important pre-requisite: The Item Data (tiitm001) records (parent as well as components) must have been established in BAAN up front (this is done manually), because that is one of the validations that I do in my program.
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Old 30th August 2005, 04:33
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Hi baaniac (cool name, dude),

At one of my project, we ported BOM for hundreds of finished goods during the last few weeks of implementation (just before they went live). We used API to create the hundreds of item data required as well as their BOMs. With simple commands in API, we could make sure that all the related tables (there are quite a few involved in this) are updated properly. Please look around the API discussion forum for more information


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Old 30th August 2005, 08:00
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Thanks ...

Thanks a lot Shah and Paul for your valued suggestions.

We will handle the problem through small customizations.

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Old 21st September 2005, 08:33
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Exchange Scheme

Have you tried using exchange scheme for importing data from ascii file
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Old 21st September 2005, 08:52
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its better to read ascii file directly using baan session. baan have the functions to read the ascii file (eg,seq.gets,string.scan,seq.clos).

best of luck.
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Old 22nd September 2005, 14:35
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A set of sessions using AFS


at S&T Slovenia we have developed a set of sessions specially designed to import ASCII data (exported from Autocad, ProfiDB or any other Windows application). Transaction logging and error reporting is also included. Sessions are based on AFS and are dynamically configured based on Import scheme. That means you can decide which fields you are going to insert in the Item or BOM table. They are much simpler to use than Exchange.
If you think this information is useful for you, feel free to contact me.
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