From the Maximo Support Desk - Functionality of PM Work Order Generation for PM Forecasts, Time-Based Frequencies, and Meter-Based Frequencies
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"What to expect when you're expecting a Work Order"
There are a few scenarios regarding PM Work Order Generation that are frequently misunderstood, or not precisely documented previously. In some cases, the results are unexpected by some
whether the PM is set up to only generate Work Orders when a meter frequency is reached. The summary is that the Forecast Date overrides any meter frequency that is currently applied to
other words, if a PM has a time-based frequency of 3O days as well as a meter based frequency of 100 hours, then a Work Order will get generated at either 30 days, or at 100 hours,
whichever happens first.
*In the above example, the Forecast Date will overrule either frequency, and the Work Order will generate upon the Forecast Date. (note that the Forecast Exists checkbox is selected):
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