Hi everyone! The spare parts that come with new sets are ideal for replacing arbitrary lots parts; I'd like to be able to search my loose and spare parts for any other parts that I've marked as lost. What is a good way to manage inventory to accomplish this?
I currently manage one set list for all of my sets, and one parts list for loose parts. The loose parts list are strictly loose parts -- not the spare parts included with an arbitrary set. When I view the part summary of a lost part, I can see if it appears in my loose part list or any of my sets. However, I can't tell if the lost part is a spare part without checking each of the sets that it appears in.
I though I might make finding lost parts easier by creating a new parts list for all of my sets' spare parts. This works, but unfortunately adds the list's parts to the total owned parts giving an inaccurate count/value. Not ideal, but usable. Furthermore, I tried using a custom parts list and while these parts don't get added to the global total, the custom parts list doesn't show up in the part summary for searching.
I suppose I could also abandon using one set list and create part lists for each set.
Any suggestions how I can approach this? I suspect I'm overlooking something straightforward! Perhaps a feature request to show a system-managed "Spare Parts from Sets" list in the parts summary might be useful to several users.