BOM Tables in SOLIDWORKS can sometimes create as many issues as they often solve, as you take the time to manipulate the shape of your table against a given drawing template. After all of the manipulation via dragging columns and rows to a perfect height, you discover you have to do it again, for the very next table.
The advanced formatting in tables can assist us to some degree, as the ability to Lock row heights and column widths was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2010.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 will save oodles of time when inserting BOM tables as Lock Column Width & Row Height settings are now saved with the template!
This is only available when saving the template as a *.SLDBOMTBT file, as the other template options do not retain the same data when saved.
Follow this simple procedure to get started with a BOM table template immediately:
- To save the table template file, select the Multi-Directional Arrow from the Upper-Left corner of the table, right-click, and select “Save As” from the shortcut menu.
- You will be prompted for the desired filename and save location.
- Upon insert into a new drawing, you can choose what template is used to control the appearance of the table.