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 Visual Instance Planner


You use this application to enrich the Product Structure Management (PSM) engineering structure with the visual information present in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) file. The Visual Instance Planner is intended to close a gap to bring CAD data into PSM using SAP Variant Configuration (VC).

The planning session is launched directly from Product Structure Manager or CDESK or using the transaction VIP_LAUNCH. When planning is complete, the plan is saved back to Product Structure Manager.

You can perform a number of tasks when working with Visual Instance Planner, including the following:

  • Assign instances to the product structure

  • Create product item variants, instance groups, and instances

  • Create variants and instances automatically

  • Move instances between instance groups

  • Build, edit, and delete variants, instance groups, and instances from the product structure

  • Reload the product structure

  • Simulate save to validate changes made to the product structure

  • Save changes back to Product Structure Manager

  • Search for and load alternative source files

  • Specify preferred settings

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature


Product Feature Is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version

  • SAP_APPL 606

  • SAP_APPL 617

Application Component

CA-VE-VEP-INT (Visual Enterprise Planner integration with ERP)


  • SAP Enhancement Package 6 (SP15) for SAP ERP

  • SAP Enhancement Package 7 (SP08) for SAP ERP