Part Display

Part references are displayed in a number of ways and on a number of pages in Aligni. Because your organization may prioritize some information differently (for example, the part number over the manufacturer's part number), Aligni offers some customization in how part information is displayed.

Formatting layouts for on-screen and on-device viewing is a challenging exercise, complicated by variations in text field lengths (e.g. long part numbers, comments, and descriptions). We try to offer customization choices in Aligni, but please note that some choices may not format perfectly for your screen. Some choices may also reduce performance.

Navigation and Access

You must be an administrator to configure your organization’s part display styles in your organization settings:

Organization Settings Parts Display

Display Styles

Multiple style formats may be defined based on the types of presentation in Aligni. Aligni comes pre-configured with a default format for each of these styles.

Style NameDescription and Usage
Simple ReferenceSimple References are brief, one-liner references to parts. Typically, these are simply the manufacturer’s part number but you may want to include other information such as the revision.
Listing / 1-ColumnOne-column listings are used on pages when trying to minimize horizontal space.
Listing / 2-ColumnTwo-column listings are used on pages with dense part lists where an additional display column can help reduce vertical space.
DetailDetail views are used when a specific part is highlighted for informational purposes. On these pages, it is often helpful to display some additional information about the part.
PDF / 2-columnPDFs generated with 2-column part information will use this style such as inventory pull tickets.
VendorVendor-view pages such as RFQs and Purchase Orders will use this style.

Content Definitions

Each style is comprised of one or more content tags. Together, these content tags (as well as any other static content you may add) generate the presentation that is shown in your browser.

%{pn}100321Part number
%{mpn}MAX1831EEE+Manufacturer’s Part Number
%{mfr}Consolidated DiversifiedManufacturer Name
%{rev!}A01Revision name, always displayed.
%{rev?}A01Revision name, only displayed if the part is an assembly.
%{revV}A01Revision name, only displayed if the revision is not the active revision.
%{rohs!} RoHS attribute, always displayed.
%{rohs?} RoHS attribute, only displayed if RoHS is false.
%{desc}3A, 1 MHz step-down switching regulatorPart description.
%{comm}1.5% output accuracy, 94% efficiencyPart comment.
%{vpn}301-87KLMTR-NDVendor part number if there is exactly one for the corresponding vendor.
%{val}3.5 kPart value, displayed only if present.
%{x_xml_name}RC0603-LDCustom parameters.
%{bug} Part property “bugs”.
%{popover} Adds part detail popover link.
\n Inserts a newline.

Style Definitions

Note that the style definitions only apply to on-screen displays and will not affect PDF output.

<blue>Colors the text blue.
<red>Colors the text red.
<mute>Color the text light gray.
<bold>Sets the font weight to bold.
<mono>Use a monospaced font.

Conditional Rendering

Conditional rendering tags are used to display content only when certain conditions are met.

<vpn> ... </vpn>Content between tags is only rendered if a vendor P/N is specified.
Example: <vpn>Vendor P/N: %{vpn}</vpn>
This tag is only supported on RFQs and purchases.
<desc> ... </desc>Content between tags is only rendered if the part’s “Description” parameter is not blank.
<comm> ... </comm>Content between tags is only rendered if the part’s “Comment” parameter is not blank.
<val> ... </val>Content between tags is only rendered if the part’s “Value” parameter is not blank.