Automated Parts Cataloging Software (APCS)

The JANA Automated Parts Cataloging Software or (APCS) is a Windows based application developed for the life cycle management of Component Maintenance Manual (CMM) IPLs. The application is a traditional client server database application that uses either Oracle or MS SQL Server. Secured networking allows for the database to be located physically at JANA or the customer's location. APCS is designed as an ATA 100/i2200 compliant system for the efficient creation and management of IPL data. Output is delivered in PDF and SGML formats. The application also integrates with the JANA T-File Generator application to enable the automated creation of T-Files.  APCS can be used as a stand alone application or utilized within the ProVision Complete integrated applications.

Features of the Automated Parts Cataloging Software:

  • Book (IPL) Check-in and Check-out Mechanism
    • Checked out books locked from other users
    • Can get Read Only copy
  • Retains History
    • Last worked date
    • Worked by
    • Last published date and revision
    • Work status - In-Process or Published Final
  • Part Numbers are searchable across entire IPL inventory
  • Control style, format and business rules of IPLs
  • Engineering Bill of Materials import capability
    • CMM/IPL applicability
    • Automated IPL creation
  • Supports Enterprise Management of IPL attributes
    • Base Part Number
    • ATA #
  • Relates Book to Aircraft/Engine Models
  • Rapid access to figure data through navigation pane
  • Single screen DPL editing view
  • Other output components derived from DPL edits
    • Vendor Address Index
    • Equipment Designator Index
    • Alpha/Numeric Index
  • WYSIWYG editing screen that functions like a word processor
    • Cut/copy/paste across multiple books
    • Explicit saves of data
  • Part master concept used to automatically apply part details in nomenclature column
    • Minimizes data entry
    • Insures data consistency
    • Automated alignment of nomenclature content
  • Business logic that checks for valid data in columns
    • Valid Item
    • Valid Effectivity
    • Valid UPA
    • Validates UPA with Equipment Designator count
  • Preview of figure DPL data
    • On the fly DPL composition
    • Adobe Acrobat used as pop up viewer
    • Full revision control preview based on current edit state of data
  • Additional nomenclature entries controlled through pull down list
    • Eliminates manual entry of data
    • Insures style and format consistency
    • Allows transparent SGML editing
  • Attaching parts start/end literals controlled through on/off toggle
  • Automatic ordering of new item inserts
  • Automatic level of indenture inheritance
  • Simplified Art Management Scheme
    • Global art directory
    • Art filename serves as pointer
  • Foldout and single sheet art supported
  • CAGE Code address management
    • Manual global address changes
    • Automatic through H4 CD import
  • Output created as PDF file
    • Figure Preview
    • Export complete IPL
  • Automated composition, pagination, revision control
  • SGML output for IPL portion of CMM
    • Flexible bursting schemes
  • IPL copy
  • Open multiple IPL's
  • Different tiling options
  • Part Number Lookups
  • Transparent SGML setup
  • Custom configurable