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Illustrated Parts Catalog System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075042D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fici, NS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This is a system comprising a group of programs for preparing a parts catalog, with appropriate descriptions, from an engineering data file in a manner providing structural and disassembly information for maintenance personnel. The catalog can be formatted, corrected, and revised through the use of interactive means (CTS).

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Illustrated Parts Catalog System

This is a system comprising a group of programs for preparing a parts catalog, with appropriate descriptions, from an engineering data file in a manner providing structural and disassembly information for maintenance personnel. The catalog can be formatted, corrected, and revised through the use of interactive means (CTS).

Figs. 1 and 2 show the sequence in which the programs comprising this system are normally used, although in preparing a new catalog issue, each phase need not necessarily be executed in the sequence shown. Initially, an XRC (XPLOD Request Card) is used to define the extent of parts breakdown to the XPLOD program. Input data files are from the Corporate Express System and the output of XPLOD is an extract tape containing bills of material (B/M) which are input to the Edit function.

The Edit function 1 is a group of programs operating in accordance with a rules file to eliminate all items which are noncatalogable, and eliminate many duplicate assemblies through similar assembly and cross reference features. Applying another set of rules, it breaks up the catalog into numerous lists which contain assembly information for use in preparing an isometric illustration of the major assembly, as determined by the cataloger.

The Bypass and Parts List, functions 2 and 3, are programs for reporting on catalogable and noncatalogable items in a number of sequences and serve to give the cataloger pertinent data on each part.

The Parts Catalog Generator 4 makes use of Group Assembly Parts Listing (CAPL) output from the Edit function to produce an output for interactive update, and also to supply engineering print descriptions for the listed parts by selecting appropriate desc...