|CREATING A PART|
Parts can only be created in the Item Editor where everything is defined in the same way as a part. RAAS defines a part first by its item type, which is a RAAS category that a part belongs to. For example, an aircraft is an Aircraft item type. Selection of an item type predetermines the possible properties or characteristics you will be able to track; there will be a different set of enabled check boxes for each item type. Item Types include: Aircraft, Base, Consumable, Employee, Engine, Ground Equipment, Inspection, Non-Serialized, Propeller, Serialized, Tool, and Training Requirements.
The following characters should not be used during the creation of a part description, part number, or part serial number: ' " # & + \
Create a Part Description
A part description is designed to allow grouping of similar interchangeable parts (alternatives) that have dissimilar part numbers.
Figure 4-2 shows the newly created part description for AC - Bombardier appearing in the left window with [Add New AC - Bombardier (PN)] located underneath. When the right window refreshes, a new button labelled Change Type will appear to the left of the Save button.
For Aircraft item types, there is a section for entering snag data and alerts.
All other item types have a button for Min Max, which appears at the bottom of the window. When the + button is clicked, a window will pop over to allow entry of the minimum and maximum inventory amounts for each inventory location.
Create a Part Number
A Part Number further defines a part description and typically groups identical parts from a given manufacturer.
Create a Part Serial Number
A part serial number uniquely identifies a part within the part description and part number sequence.