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In a specification, you collect items from your material library that satisfy certain criteria. For example, you can have material (idents) with all dimensions that are mentioned by the ANSI-standard in your material library. However, in a single specification, you only want to allow access to a limited range of nominal sizes and schedules. You can use specification filters on your idents to achieve this limited range. The following screens pertain to specifications:

The S.50.06 Specification Management screen contains:

  • the specification header definition with the filter rules on the header level. This specification header is called geometrics.

  • the specification line items and its related data plus a filter rule for each line item.

  • the idents that remain in the specification after the filtering process.

There are three basic filtering mechanisms that can be applied:

  • Filtering by nominal sizes

  • Filtering by schedule table

  • Filtering by branch table

The spec filtering mechanism is the basis of a function in Smart Materials called FIND_IDENT. This function can be called to find idents with the following information:

  • Which specification is the material in?

  • Which short code is assigned to the item?

  • Which option is desired?

  • What are the sizes of the item?

FIND_IDENT will look up the spec for the appropriate information and return an ident according to the spec filtering mechanism. However, in some cases, find_ident can find idents that are not "directly" in the spec. Refer to the chapter that deals with FIND_IDENT for more information.