SOLIDWORKS BOM

How to Exclude a Manufacturer Part from a SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM

SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM Exclude

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, you can use the “Exclude from bill of materials” property in the Manufacturer part properties dialog box to show or hide components in a BOM. In previous releases there was not a simple option to exclude manufacturer parts from the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Displaying Derived Part References

SOLIDWORKS PDM Derived Part

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the way Derived Part References are displayed, has been improved. But before we look at the improvements, perhaps should first discuss what a Derived Part actually is. What is a Derived Part? In SOLIDWORKS, a Derived Part can be directly created…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Weldment Cut List IDs

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Cut List Properties

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can now generate IDs for each Weldment Part Cut List item that is a unique identifier for each cut list item in a Part’s Cut List folder. To enable this, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Weldments. Under…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Bill of Materials (BOM) Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 brings new, powerful Bill of Materials (BOM) features. Here’s a short summary of the new functionalities. Dissolving an item One of the most powerful enhancements is the possibility to dissolve an item in a BOM, so that that item is replaced by…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021. The latest release provides new ways to manage your projects, edit your Bills of Material, and interact with suppliers, increasing your design management efficiency and collaboration like never before. Check out what we think…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Assembly BOMs now support Cut List items

SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM with Cut List

Starting in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, Cut List items can be shown as children of their part files in any Bill of Materials (BOMs), not only in the part Cut List or Weldment BOMs, as was the case until SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020. This makes it much…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse View

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021. The latest release lets you explore and document references with the highly-requested Treehouse View for Contains and Where Used. Workflow Icons build in visual recognition and awareness of your processes across the team. Bill…

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How to rename the BOM column heading in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer BOM heading

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…

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Adding SOLIDWORKS Assembly Configuration BOM Headers

SOLIDWORKS Configurations are a great thing. I have spoken many times about how great they are and how big of a fan I am. I came across a major release revert that took away the automatic naming of configuration name titles/headers. I tested this automatic…

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