How to handle Duplicate BOM Line Items in SOLIDWORKS Manage

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated December 25, 2018


For situations where instances of an item contain variants, such as colour or finish, Duplicate Line Items can be added to a SOLIDWORKS Manage BOM. Before thus can be done though, the Duplicate Line Item functionality must first be enabled by the SOLIDWORKS Manage Administrator.

This is done from Administrative Options.

Accessing SOLIDWORKS Manage Administration Options

Accessing SOLIDWORKS Manage Administration Options

Next edit an Object, by right-clicking on it or double-clicking it.

Editing a SOLIDWORKS Manage Object

Editing an Object

From the Object’s Properties, select the BOM tab and Edit the BOM

Editing Object Properties

In the SOLIDWORKS Manage BOM Properties select the ‘Other Options’ tab and check ‘Allow duplicate part numbers’.

Edit BOM Properties

When a user is editing a BOM variant associated with the Object, Duplicate Line will be available from the right-click mouse menu.

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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.