Maintaining Master Groups
Use Master Group Maintenance to create, view, edit, or delete master groups.
Master groups can simplify and streamline the configuration process. They categorize product data based on products’ common characteristics. Rules and default settings are also for a group of products.
Master Group Maintenance
Enter a name that uniquely identifies a master group in the current domain.
In the General Settings pane, specify the general settings associated with variant configuration and generation in this group.
Allow Multi-Level product structure
Select this option unless all product structures are single-level.
Enable Routing Calculation
Select this option unless you do not want QAD Configurator to calculate variant routings when generating variant items.
Use Standard Options
Specify whether new feature options can be created in addition to the options inherited from variable standard options when maintaining feature options.
Select this option to allow only variable standard options to be used as feature options. Clear this option to allow new feature options to be defined in addition to the standard options.
Specify the default unit of measure for variables and features in this group.
In the Default Numeric Format Settings pane, specify the default formats for numeric variables and features in this group. You can change the formats when defining specific numeric variables and features later in Variable Maintenance and Feature Maintenance.
Specify a value that defaults to the Digits field in Variable Maintenance when you create a numeric variable.
Specify the rounding method to be used by numeric variables and features.
Standard: Rounds a decimal value to a specified number of fractional digits using the standard midpoint rounding method. A value is rounded up when it is equal or greater than the midpoint value and is rounded down when it is less than the midpoint value. For example, 3.1415 is rounded up to 3.142 when it is rounded to three decimal digits but is rounded down to 3.14 when it is rounded to two decimal digits.
Up: Always round up a decimal value to a specified number of fractional digits. For example, both 3.141 and 3.148 are rounded up to 3.15 when they are rounded to two decimal digits.
Down: Always round down a decimal value to a specified number of fractional digits. For example, both 3.141 and 3.148 are rounded down to 3.14 when they are rounded to two decimal digits.
Specify the number of fractional digits for numeric variables and features.
Specify whether negative values are allowed for numeric variables and features. Select this option to permit variable and feature values to be smaller than zero; otherwise, clear this option.
In the Configurable Item Selection pane, specify the default settings for the variant product rule filter in Variant Product Structure Rule Maintenance. These options are used to filter component items in the product structure when you define variant item product structure rules for a configurable item. See Maintaining Variant Item Product Structure Rules