SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Bill of Materials Options

Article by Justin Williams updated November 6, 2020

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New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the Bill of Materials (BOM) Options set within SOLIDWORKS will be inherited by the Computed BOM in PDM:

SOLIDWORKS BOM Options

SOLIDWORKS BOM Options

Learn what each of the three BOM options provide below:

BOM Option: Show

Will show the subassembly and all the child components within

Show the subassembly and all the child components within

Show the subassembly and all the child components within

BOM Option: Hide

Will show the subassembly but hide the child components within

Show the subassembly but hide the child components within

Show the subassembly but hide the child components within

BOM Option: Promote

Dissolves the subassembly but shows the child components

Dissolve the subassembly but shows the child components

Dissolve the subassembly but shows the child components

Also, with derived configurations…

We have the option to Link to Parent Configuration option for Part number displayed when used in a bill of materials.  This will set the derived configuration to inherit the setting from the parent configuration.

Link to Parent Configuration option

Link to Parent Configuration

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SOLIDWORKS Custom BOM creation, along with many more customization tools are covered in detail within our Administering SOLIDWORKS PDM training course or, if you’re interested in learning more tips and tricks to utilize PDM from within SOLIDWORKS, check out our Using SOLIDWORKS PDM course.

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.