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Release Notes v2.5.0

This is a minor release. Minor releases introduce new features but no backward compatibility issues. Below are some of the highlights. For a more extensive listing of all the changes you can refer to the beta changelog.
  • [new feature] Generic parts
  • Alternate parts: order can be set from highest to lowest priority
  • Purchase orders: ordered/received on can now be edited
  • Stock in-house renamed to on-hand
  • Stock columns: in several tables you now have three columns for displaying stock quantities (Stock - for combined on-order and on-hand, Stock On-hand and Stock On-order)
  • Part details: indication of how many documents and if notes are present is now displayed on the tabs
  • Projects table: Part column link removed, use popover instead
  • Delete shortcut removed
  • [fix] Barcode scanning when caps-lock is active
  • [fix] API not starting

Generic Parts

You can now create and use generic parts.

A generic part is not a physical part but it represents, or groups, parts that can be used interchangeably - this is specially useful for resistors and capacitors for which you might not be concerned about their manufacturer as long as they have the same or equivalent specs.

They can also be used to postpone the decision of which part to use. For example, you might assign a generic part to a BOM item but decide which real part to use later on during production.

The parts that can be used in place of a generic part are listed through Part Alternates.

In project builds, when picking inventory to reserve/assemble, the Sources column will display which parts were used: