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How to add a dummy part to a 3DVIA Composer project

Article by Rob Greer, CSWP created/updated September 30, 2010

Sometimes in 3DVIA Composer you need to show an item on the BOM but there was no actor in the file to represent it.  Items like glue or tape might need to be called out on the BOM.  What we can do is insert a “dummy” part in 3DVIA Composer that will show on the BOM.  Here’s how:

1. Right-click at the top of the tree and choose “Create Dummy Actor”

Right-click at top of tree

Right-click at top of tree

2. Select the new actor and click the “Manage Meta-Properties” button

Add Properties

Add Properties

3. Insert Properties to show in BOM using the dialog.  Be sure to enable the checkbox before clicking OK!

Insert Properties

Insert Properties

4. Select property in property window and then enter the value

Enter Value

Enter Value

That’s it!

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