Relyence User Guide

Searching Parts Libraries

The Relyence Part Search function allows you to search all parts libraries to locate components to add to your reliability prediction analysis. The Part Search function searches the Relyence Part Library, your own Part Library, and the NPRD/EPRD device libraries.

Activating the Part Search

To activate a Part Search, click the Search button on the Parts Table toolbar.

The Search Parts dialog appears.

To begin your search, select the Library you want to search from the dropdown list: General, NPRD, or EPRD.

General Parts Search

The General search will search both Relyence Parts Library and your own Parts Library depending on your Properties settings. If you have both libraries enabled for search, the Search Parts function with search both, otherwise it will search only the library you have enabled. See the Reliability Prediction Properties topic for more information about enabling and disabling libraries.

If you select General, you can then enter as much information in the other fields to limit your search.

For the Part Number and Description fields, you can choose how the filter your search. Click on the starts with link to choose from starts with or contains. Searching by starts with are significantly faster than contains.  If you select contains and are using a cloud-hosted version of Relyence (not an on-premise installation), a message will appear alerting you to that the contains search will take some time. Click Got It! to clear the warning message.

Enter the criteria you wish to use for your search:

  • Part Number: Enter as much of the Part Number as you would like to use for the search. The search will find any parts in the libraries which include the entered text at the beginning (starts with), or anywhere within the Part Number (contains). Note: Part Number does not apply to NPRD/EPRD searches.
  • Description: Enter as much of the Description as you would like to use for the search. The search will find any parts in the libraries which include the entered text at the beginning (starts with), or anywhere within the Description (contains). Note: Part Number does not apply to NPRD/EPRD searches.
  • Category/Subcategory/Type: Select from the dropdown lists if you want to limit the part search based on these parameters. The Category, Subcategory, and Type fields will enable and disable as needed.

NPRD/EPRD Search

If you select NPRD or EPRD, enter the criteria you wish to use for your search:

  • Category: Select from the dropdown list. A selection box appears at the top of the list. You can type in text to filter the lengthy Category list. For example, if you enter "Cable", the dropdown list will be filtered to only show Categories that include the text "Cable".
  • Subcategory: Select from the dropdown list.
  • Type: Select from the dropdown list. 
The Category, Subcategory, and Type fields will enable and disable as needed. The Part Number and Description fields are disabled and do not apply to NPRD/EPRD searches. 

Performing the Search

Once you have entered the search criteria, click Search to initiate the search. 

The results of the search will be displayed in the results table. You can click through the results table and the Parts Detail window will display the detailed part parameters.

Example results for General part search:

Example results for NPRD search:

Note that for trial versions, the Failure Rates will not be shown for NPRD/EPPD components.

Inserting Parts into the Parts Table

When you have located the part or parts you want to insert, select the Insert checkbox in the appropriate row or rows. Click the Insert button to insert the parts into the Parts Table.

Replacing a Part

You can replace a part currently in your Parts Table using the Part Search function as well. 

Click anywhere in the row in your Parts Table of the part you want to replace. Click the Search icon in the toolbar. Perform a search and locate the part you want to replace your current part with. Select the Insert checkbox of the appropriate part and then click the Replace button.

Closing the Part Search

Click Close to close the Search Parts dialog when you have completed using the part search function.

NPRD/EPRD Searching

For details on NPRD/EPRD usage, see the Entering NPRD and EPRD Parts topic.