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HxGN EAM Equipment Configuration

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On the Configurations Associated tab of the Equipment Configurations screen, you can define the structure of the equipment by identifying equipment configurations as children. This tab has the following important attributes:

  1. Configuration–Select the equipment configuration you want as a child. You can select either an approved or a superseded configuration. Superseded revisions can be selected, which means you can configure a 25-year-old bus with an older version of a certain engine and then use that old specification to generate buses you bought second hand.

  2. Use Approved Revision—This check box, when selected, will enforce the current approved revision of the selected configuration to be the child. When you select a superseded revision, and select this check box, the system will replace the data on the screen with that of the current approved revision of the child configuration. If you need to change the child configuration in the future, you must do so through a new revision of that configuration. At approval of the changes of this new revision, the child record will also be updated automatically to reflect the newly approved revision. Following this method, you do not have to manually create a new revision for each parent that is using the child, update the child revision, and then approve the new parent revision.

    If unselected, new revisions of the child configuration will not impact this child record. For example, engine revision 2 will remain the child on this tab even though the current approved revision of the child is already at 9.

  3. Dependent—The default for the Dependent flag of the equipment structure when generating.

  4. Cost Roll-up—The default for the Cost Roll-up flag of the equipment structure when generating.

  5. System Level—Optional use for the VMRS codes. You can use these codes even if you are not related to the transportation industry. To help generalize these codes, the code descriptions have been renamed to the EMRS description (Equipment Maintenance and Repair Standard).

  6. Assembly Level—See System Level.

  7. Component Level—See System Level.

  8. Component Location—A bus has more than one wheel, and if you configure equipment following this method then the wheel assembly would also be equipment. You can add each wheel without the system alerting you that the equipment is already attached by making it unique using a combination of the System, Assembly, and Component Level and Component Location.

    The Component Location has a lookup attached, but this value is not validated. For example, if you are looking for "Left front," but the lookup does not have that value, you can type it in the Component Location which adds a new value to the lookup for later use.

  9. Default Quantity—Rather than adding multiple similar configurations on this tab, for example, 4 wheels, it is also possible to enter only one and then specify how many of those you want in Default Quantity. If this field is left blank, the system assumes one is requested during generation. Note that you would lose the ability to use the Component Location to identify different locations for each of the components if you do this.

  10. Allow Variable Quantity—If selected this checkbox allows you to enter the number of children required during the generation process. You must now enter a default, but this default can be changed on the generation screens. But boundaries must be defined, so the system will set the following two fields required:

    • Minimum Quantity—The minimum that must be generated.

    • Maximum Quantity—The maximum that can be generated.