Toxnot is built to manage their chemical and material data from the simplest product to the most complex assembly. Using summary rows will allow you to store data at the top level of the product and material. For users that are using linked materials, calculating recycled content, or tracking suppliers, the summary row is highly encouraged.
Viewing the Summary Row
To enable the summary row, view one of your product BOMs. Then use the options tab to enable the row.
The summary row will now be visible on all your BOMs.
Using the Summary Row
Now that you can see your summary data row, it is useful for many things.
For example, you can enter recycled content for a linked material, and then roll up the overall recycled content for the entire product. Read more about Recycled Content Calculations.
If you have unit weights at the material level you can now enter that data for the materials, and enter the quantity in the product, and have Toxnot do all the calculations for you. You will notice that in your material, you can set the unit weight, but not the quantity.
And in your product you can set the quantity, but not the unit weight.
With that information Toxnot will calculate the correct product percentages.
Similarly, you can set many fields at the material level that will then be used in the overall product. These include role, recycled content, CAS number, and any custom columns you add to Toxnot. Then, any product that uses this similar will receive the information included in the summary row.
Let us know how you are using the summary row and if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.