What is the function of the activated option in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab?

Article by Nadeem Akhtar updated September 22, 2019


The function of the checkbox in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab is to activate a computed bill of materials (BOM) in order to show it in the bill of materials view (Explorer > PDM menu > Display > Show Bill of Materials).

Activated BOM

Activated BOM

This flag is also useful in export XML rules, where possibility to only export activated BOMs is presented (Export Rule / Only export activated BOMs).

Show Bills of Materials

Show Bills of Materials


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Nadeem Akhtar

Nadeem Akhtar is a PDM Applications Analyst based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.