Callout-driven BOM ID visibility is new in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

Article by John Lee, CSWE updated December 20, 2019


A handy feature new to SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 is the ability to filter the BOM table to show only the components which have visible callouts.  The setting is a checkbox found in BOM Properties > Filter > Visible Callouts

Here are the results of checking versus clearing that checkbox:

The checkbox is cleared and the BOM table shows all actors which have a BOM ID assigned

With the box checked, the BOM is filtered for only the actors which have a callout

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John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.