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 Support for Geometric Instance Management


This feature enables you to use geometric instances, which contain the geometric data of an individual occurrence of a component within a product structure, on the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Web UI.

With this feature, you can:

  • Use the integration with the Visual Instance Planner to assign geometric instances to product item variants in product structures and use these geometric instances in the display of digital mockups (DMUs).

  • Group geometric instances and maintain object dependencies per group.

  • Display and maintain object dependencies at geometric instance or instance group level, or using the dependency maintenance table (DMT).

  • Copy the assigned geometric instances with their maintained object dependencies within the structure.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature


Product Feature Is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version

  • PLMWUI 702

  • PLMWUI 747

Application Component

PLM-WUI-OBJ-PSM (Product Structure and Assembly Management)


  • SAP Enhancement Package 6 (SP15) for SAP ERP

  • SAP Enhancement Package 7 (SP08) for SAP ERP

Required Business Functions

Effects on Customizing

To enable the different aspects of this feature, settings are required in the following Customizing activities under Start of the navigation path Logistics - General Next navigation step Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Next navigation step PLM Web User Interface Next navigation step Objects in PLM Web UI Next navigation step Product Structure and Assembly Management End of the navigation path:

  • Define Relevant Node Types for Assignment of Geometric Instances

  • Maintain Views for the Definitions Tab

  • BAdI: Adjust Parameter for Geometric Instance Maintenance

  • BAdI: Instance Grouping Check

For more information, see the documentation of the Customizing activities.