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Does anyone use any of the cheaper parts list software packages? Or even better free.

I've looked at 'Parts and Vendors' but find the UI very very old fashioned with its hundreds of tabs.

miniMRP might be an option - it has a very clean design and not too expensive.

I need something to keep track of a couple of thousand standard stock parts and a few dozens of products with a few hundred parts in each one.

The ability to generate works orders and purchase orders is essential.

Please, no suggestions about using Excel or similar. It's not a realistic way to work efficiently.

#1 This forum helps those that help themselves

#2 All grounds are not created equal

#3 How have you proved that your chip is running at xxMHz?

#4 "If you think you need floating point to solve the problem then you don't understand the problem. If you really do need floating point then you have a problem you do not understand." - Heater's ex-boss

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Have you looked at open source mrp software?

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this looks like a PLM system...
ARAS is a freeware system that I know of (at least it used to be) you have to devlop the environment yourself, but IIRC that was also not to difficult (specially if you are a software guy or have software knowledge)

edit aras.com
no sign of it being freeware anymore in the 2 secs I spend there though.

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Lots of it!

And I wish people would learn how to explain what their software is about. I'm struggling to find one that isn't some awful pile of bloat (which is one of my pet hates about open source generally).

I'd prefer something which runs natively, something that lives on the cloud is great until the cloud breaks.

#1 This forum helps those that help themselves

#2 All grounds are not created equal

#3 How have you proved that your chip is running at xxMHz?

#4 "If you think you need floating point to solve the problem then you don't understand the problem. If you really do need floating point then you have a problem you do not understand." - Heater's ex-boss

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Some create their own with a spreadsheet application. I start with export from schematic capture program.

It all starts with a mental vision.

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Some create their own with a spreadsheet application.

Uh-oohh..
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Please, no suggestions about using Excel or similar.

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Oops, that is proof, I do not read very well. Yesterday I learned I am dyslexic with numbers. I am no help. :)

It all starts with a mental vision.

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KitCarlson wrote:
Oops, that is proof, I do not read very well. Yesterday I learned I am dyslexic with numbers. I am no help. :)

ok, it is friday and I will bite......

where are the numbers in those sentences?
Ok the thread is sort of about numbers, but do not give you any.....

hope this does not mean you are beyond the point of no return on that..... would be a shame to see you fade away in not understanding anything anymore.

regards and have a nice weekend

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Back in the DOS days I used a program called StockIt. Worked very well indeed. The later versions were WinStock. Also worked very well. I'm pretty sure it's still available and should do exactly what you need.

Steve