How to rename the BOM column heading in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated July 30, 2020


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.