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How to add Slope to a SOLIDWORKS Routing BOM

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated October 26, 2018

SOLIDWORKS Routing Pipe Slope can be easily added to a Route and the information pertaining to the Pipe Slope can be displayed in the associated Route BOM.

The first step is to define the Pipe Slope. This can be done by picking Add Slope from the Piping tab, of the Command Manager or from the right-mouse menu.

SOLIDWORKS Routing Slope

SOLIDWORKS Routing Add Slope

Defining the Slope consists of identifying the Slope Segments, the Slope Direction, the Start Point for the Slope and the magnitude of Slope.

Defining the slope

Defining the slope

In the Route BOM, after inserting a Column or Editing a Column, the Route Property Slope, can be associated with that column.

Adding the route slope to the BOM

Adding the route slope to the BOM

Note: a Route Assembly must be saved as an external file before the BOM information can be extracted.

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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.

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