Exercise: Import the Ball Pen BOM into Makersite and open the product datasheet.
(any other BOM is used in exactly the same way)
Step by step
To initiate the import, choose the "BOM Importer" app. You can drag and drop your BOM or click the upload button to open the upload dialog.
You find the importer on your dashboard. see the screenshot below.
1. Click on set up so that a pop up window comes up
2. Click on Import a Bill Of Materials and the importer dialog comes up
3. Drag and drop your BOM file into the importer.
4. The importer window will open
The importer indicates which datasets are matched and which not. The toggle on the upper left corner allows to see which datasets are matched against which Makersite data. The matching can be updated if required.
Typically the AI of Makersite is trained to identify matches to our IDO's. However data might, because of several reasons not be identified, specifically before a full implementation was done. A manual assignment of makersite data to the unmatched parts will be required.
Makersite offers to add data as alternative or composition. Please choose in this example composition. More information about the differences can be read in the Alternative FAQ.
Now finalize the matching in accordance to the material description in the Ball pen BOM.
Once the matching is complete, press open mattermaps.
At this stage your BOM is already imported into Makersite. You can click now the "Open Mattermaps" icon to open the Dynamic Performance Modeling application for the Ball Pen.
Note: It might be that the importer will ask to match single materials and parts. These situation might occur if new part or material names have been added after the implementation project was conducted by Makersite. These materials will require matching. Please see therefore the next article in this section.