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Purpose: Continued from a previous blog post, Continue to view the business process capabilities of Catia and SAP PLM integration (Document structure creation and Material BOM creation)

Prerequisites: SAP PLM integration with CATIA business process testing steps- 1


Best practices: ECTR is the current solution for SAP PLM integration with CAD drawings. If You liked this blog post, learn about ECTR in this wiki.


In this blog post, we will continue to see the capabilities of Catia - SAP PLM integration. In the last blog post, you saw how you can create a DIR and material master with Catia- SAP PLM integration and how Catia drawing could be renamed to DIR number -Document type- Document part.

In this blog post, you will see how you can create Doc Structure from an Assembly and creating Material BOM.

Function Step Step Description Expected Result
Creation of Doc Structure from an Assembly

(a) Close the open file(s) in CATIA V5.

(b) Open an existing CATIA V5 assembly containing at least 2 parts.

(c) Switch to CAD View by selecting SAPPLM > CAD Desktop > CAD View.

(d) Select the row containing the assembly in CAD View.

(e) Create documents for all 3 records by selecting Create > Create (All) Documents


Assembly_ABC.CATProduct, containing PartABC01.CATPart and PartABC02.CATPart

(i) In CAD View, 3 Documents should be created with system generated document numbers.

(ii) A check mark should be seen on each record, indicating the documents are ready for check-in.

(iii) User-given file names should be seen in the corresponding Description fields.

(iv) The Assembly structure should be seen replicated under the Doc-Based Structure.
Creation of Doc Structure from an Assembly 2

(a) Select all the document records in CAD View that are ready for check-in and check it in, by selecting Originals > Check In Original

(b) Select ZXXXX as the storage category, when prompted

Test Data

Document # 30000239, 30000240, 30000241

Storage Category: ZXXXX
The documents should be checked in (the check mark on the records go away and the icons change)
Material BOM Creation 1

(a) Select all the relevant document records, and create associated Materials by selecting Material > Create in Background.

Test Data

Document # 30000239, 300000240, and 30000241
Materials associated with the documents should be created.
Material BOM Creation 2

(a) Select the top document record that corresponds to the Assembly file

(b) Create the Material BOM by selecting Material BOM > Create/Change

Test Data

Header Material # 1000000155
A Create/Change Material BOM GUI should pop up.
Material BOM creation 3

(c) With Usage value as 2 (Engineering BOM ) and no value in the Plant field, click on continue action.

Test Data

Header Material # 1000000155


A Material BOM created appears in the status bar.

A Material BOM should be created for the Material.

See actual BOM in CS03 Tcode

This way, by using Catia- SAP PLM integration, you will be able to create material, DIR, Document structure and material BOM and see synchronous updates in Catia Drawing.

In the following final Blog post, I will explain BOM  and DIR edits.

Based on your feedback on this blog post, I will try to cover many such PLM integration topics.

Best practices: ECTR is the current solution for SAP PLM integration with CAD drawings. If You liked this blog post, learn about ECTR in this wiki.
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