EPDM – BOM Permissions.

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated September 4, 2013


When creating a  BOM, it is obvious that permissions need to be assigned in the  Bill of Material – BOM dialogue box.

Set permissions in BOM dialogue box


What is often forgotten is to give the User/Group permissions to a BOM.

Folder permissions


Permissions should be set at the vault root folder. Both Activate computed BOM and See computed BOM permissions can be set.

If permissions are not set for either of the two, above locations, the user will receive a message “Please create at least one bill of materials type column set before using this function. Column sets can be set up in the Administration Tool”, when accessing a file in the vault.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.