PoM Library

Store your common Points of Measure in the Point of Measure Library to quickly build consistent Size Specs and Blocks. 

Navigating the Point of Measure Library

  • You access the POM Library by clicking its dedicated icon in the Global Navigation
  • Search for a specific POM by Name or Code at the top of the page
  • Toggle between Card View and List View as needed
    • Card View displays a large thumbnail image, Name and Code for every POM
    • List View displays a small thumbnail image, Name, Code, the POM Creator and Last Modified date
  • Sort your POM Library by POM Name, Code, or Date Modified
  • Open any POM by clicking its thumbnail Image

Managing POM's within the POM Library

  • Additional actions are available within the POM Detail Library by accessing the Overflow menus
    • In Card View, you open this menu by hovering over a POM Card and clicking the 3-dot Overflow Icon which appears at the top right
    • In List View, you open this menu by clicking the 3-dot Overflow Icon on the far right side of the POM Row
  • Overflow menu actions:
    • Copy - creates a duplicate of the POM
      • Copies retain POM Names but append the note “(Copy)” for ease of disambiguation
      • Changes made to one copy do not affect the other copy
    • Edit - opens a pop-up Edit modal where you can change the POM information
    • Delete - hard delete of the POM
      • Deleted POMs will be removed from any Blocks or Product Size Specs where they are in use
    • Select multiple POMs using the checkboxes to access the Bulk Actions toolbar
    • Bulk actions include the same Copy and Delete options outlined above

Creating a New Point of Measure

  • Start by clicking the Add New Icon at bottom right corner of the page, opening the Create POM pop-up modal
  • Assign a Name and Code for your POM
    • Name is required before you can save
    • If you don’t assign a Code, Backbone auto-assigns a system generated one
  • The balance attributes are all optional - use them if they are helpful!  If they are unnecessary for your business and you choose to leave them blank, you can always hide the fields from view on your Product Size Specs and Blocks
    • Use the Mark as Critical checkbox to allow quick filtering to priority POM's during QA processes down the line (see more about filtering to Critical POM's here)
    • Add a starting Tolerance value (specifying the correct Unit of Measure)
      • When adding this POM to any Product Size Specs or Blocks, this Tolerance is also inherited - but it can then be overwritten as needed, without affecting the original POM record
    • Indicate whether POM is taken as a Full (circumference) measurement or a Half (flat) measurement with the Measurement Type field
    • Add further notes on how to measure the POM in the How to Measure field
    • Upload an Image representing the POM
      • POM images can be included in or excluded from Tech Packs down the line
      • You can add annotations to your POM images after uploading if you like
  • Select the Create Another checkbox to speed up the process of creating many POM's in a row if you like
  • Click Add and your POM will save to the Library and be available for use on Blocks and Specs

Reviewing and Editing Points of Measure

  • Click any POM thumbnail in the Library to open its Summary and review all its assigned attributes
  • In the Summary, click the Edit Icon at the top right of the page to make changes to the POM
  • If the POM has an Image uploaded to it, an Expand Image Icon appears below the Edit Icon; use this to open the Image Annotator (or click the Annotator option in the left-hand navigation bar)
    • The Annotation tools for POM Images aren’t as robust as they are for Product Images - the Component, Point of Measure or Construction Detail Markers are excluded, for example
    • See more on Annotation tools here
  • Utilizations for the Point of Measure appear at the bottom of the POM Summary, and in a dedicated Utilization section you can click into via the left-hand navigation bar
    • Utilizations collect from Blocks as well as Product Size Specs
    • Click the Product or Block thumbnail Image in the Utilization list to open it
  • Changes you make to a POM are inherited by all the Blocks and Specs using that POM
    • When you save your changes, a pop-up modal appears showing you all the Utilizations you are affecting
    • Use the checkboxes to exclude certain Utilizations from the update if needed
    • Best practice is to avoid excluding particular Utilizations from POM changes whenever possible, as the included/excluded Utilizations all remain associated to the same POM record
    • Creating a new POM rather than changing an existing POM when you wish to adjust attributes allows for better version control and visibility
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