A product represents a single part or line item. When symbols from a project are placed in a CET drawing, it is the products that generate part numbers, prices, and configurations.
A product has the following attributes:
- Code – Every product must have a unique code to distinguish it from other products. These codes will appear as a line item whenever a drawing is exported. Additionally, any options on the product that are marked as SKU will add their codes to form what is called a ‘style number’. Note, that the OFDA XML standard specifies that a product’s code only needs to be unique to the vendor it exists under. However, in CET, regardless of whether the product’s project has vendors enabled, the product’s code must be unique to the entire project.
- Description – A product may have a brief description. This will be presented to the user at any time the product is presented in detail. Note that if the project the product belongs to has multiple languages enabled, a description may be set for every language enabled.
- Prices – A product may have one or more prices set on it. Prices may only be set for base price lists. For more information see Price Lists.
- Features – A product may have any number of features. These features are referenced by their codes. If the project the product belongs to has vendors enabled, a product may only use features from the same vendor.
- Material Applications – A product may have any number of material applications. For more information see Material Applications.
- Connector References – A product is the only place where connector references can exist. For more information see Connector References.
- Omit On Order – A product may be marked to be omitted on orders. This is typically for cosmetic products that should not appear on orders.
- Leadtime Programs – A product may reference any number of leadtime programs. These references are made by means of the programs’ codes. For more information on leadtime programs, see the relevant section.
- Classifications – A product may have any number of classification references. These references are made by the classifications’ codes. For more information see Classifications.