How to Split and Merge a SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

Article by Rod Mackay updated January 5, 2022

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If you have a SOLIDWORKS assembly drawing with a lot components you may find that your BOM table is too large for the sheet. In this situation you can split the table into separate pieces and move them to another location on the sheet or even to another sheet altogether!

SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

Split BOM Table

To split a BOM table at any row or column:

  1. Right-click a cell where you want to split the table and click Split from the shortcut menu:
  2. Choose one of the Split options, note that the options may be different depending on which cell you chose:
    • Horizontally Auto Split
    • Horizontally Above
    • Horizontally Below
    • Vertically Left
    • Vertically Right
Split SOLIDWORKS BOM

Split SOLIDWORKS BOM

  1. A separate table is generated with its own column headers.
Separated BOM Table

Separated BOM Table

  1. You can move the split tables independently and drag the tables to snap them together.

NOTE: You can drag and drop or copy and paste a split SOLIDWORKS BOM table onto other sheets

Merge SOLIDWORKS BOM

You can merge together previously split BOMs.

  1. Right-click a split table and click Merge Tables
    • Merge with next allows you to merge once piece at a time if you have multiple splits
    • Merge All will merge all of the split table pieces together
Merge SOLIDWORKS BOM

Merge SOLIDWORKS BOM

  1. The split SOLIDWORKS BOM table will then revert back to it’s merged state
Table is merged into one again

Merged BOM Table

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