How to rename the BOM column heading in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated July 30, 2020

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In SOLIDWORKS Composer the BOM columns can be configured and various properties and meta-properties can be added as new columns in the Bill of Material.

The existing property names can also be renamed, by following the steps below:

Step 1:

Firstly, make sure the BOM tab is shown on the left-hand side pane of the composer user interface, right beside the assembly, collaboration and Views tabs.

To toggle ON the BOM Tab go to > Window Tab on top > Check on BOM Tree

Step 2:

Once the BOM ID’s are generated and BOM is displayed within the viewport, now click on the Configure BOM columns Icon > This opens the Configure Columns dialogue box.

BOM Tree Checkbox

Step 3:

Now, click on the name of the property under displayed properties section > Click on Rename Icon and type in the new name.

Rename the BOM Field name

Rename the BOM Field name

Step 4:

Now see below the BOM column field is renamed.

solidworks composer bom heading

Before and after the BOM column is renamed

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Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.