Spec’ing a truck is a complicated business. There are thousands of parts and options that can be put on a truck, and they all need to work together in order to produce a vehicle that meets the needs and goals of your customer. This means that there are certain limitations put on parts by our engineering teams. We don’t want anyone spec’ing a part for an application it wasn’t designed for which means that we have to create system rules that prevent that from happening.
Sometimes you may find your spec stuck at 98% complete with no Critical Warnings, errors, or work screens that need to be resolved. This most likely means that your spec has incompatible options selected. If you run into this issue, the best thing to do is to first click on the white question mark icon in the top right corner of the screen as shown in the screenshot below.
Clicking on the “?” icon will open a window that lists compatibility rule(s) that need to be addressed before PremierSpec will allow your spec to reach 100% completeness.
You may also notice that each product category also has a “?” icon. If you run into an issue where a category section turns red as shown in the example screen shot below.
To see what rules are causing an error in that category, click on the “?” icon which will open a window listing out the causes of the error. Errors can be option or category specific, and it is important to read the rule message carefully, as the message will explain what needs to be addressed.
If you ever feel like a rule message needs more clarification, please bring it to our attention by emailing Kenworth.PremierSpec@paccar.com. Include “Rule Message Clarification” in the subject line. We always appreciate your feedback. It allows us to focus on things that are important to you and to keep improving the tool. Please remember to include a screenshot and share your spec with our team.