SOLIDWORKS BOM

Best practices to manage and utilize your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials (BOM)

What are the SOLIDWORKS Routing Component Grouping BOM Properties?

SOLIDWORKS Routing Component Grouping BOM Properties are a number of options in the Bill of Materials Property Manager which are specific to SOLIDWORKS Routing: Show only routing Components in BOM: will exclude components that are not part of a route, from the BOM. Group pipes or…

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How to add Slope to a SOLIDWORKS Routing BOM

SOLIDWORKS Routing Pipe Slope can be easily added to a Route and the information pertaining to the Pipe Slope can be displayed in the associated Route BOM. The first step is to define the Pipe Slope. This can be done by picking Add Slope from…

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How to add Spool References to a SOLIDWORKS Routing BOM

SOLIDWORKS Routing Spool References

SOLIDWORKS Routing Spool References are defined in a Route Assembly and can be referenced in the Route Assembly BOM. The first step is to Define a Spool. The Define Spools command is available from the SOLIDWORKS Command Manager Piping menu. Once defined, the Spool will…

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Make your Tables Pop with the Cell Border Thickness Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2019

When it comes time to create drawing documentation for large and complex assemblies, we are often met with SOLIDWORKS tables that reflects that. So, it can be daunting for end users to sift through drawings trying to find corresponding part information. That is why with…

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Make your BOM Worth a Thousand Words in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 increases the clarity and usability of exported BOMs by enabling the inclusion of component thumbnails

Creating a bill of materials to document the different components in an assembly is a near universal task. For caution of the word all, let’s stick with saying that most designers will need to perform this potentially time-consuming activity during their careers. Therefore, it is…

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How to create an Assembly Level BOM in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Just like SOLIDWORKS we can create a BOM that calls out sub-assemblies in the bills of materials of Composer assemblies. The SOLIDWORKS Composer Assembly BOM will have unique IDs that do not match other views. Follow the steps below to create an Assembly Level BOM:…

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Working with a SOLIDWORKS PDM Named BOM

A SOLIDWORKS PDM Named BOM, is a saved from a Computed BOM and can be treated like any other vaulted file. Named BOMs can be Checked In/Out, Versioned, and have their State changed. Like other vaulted files, the history of the BOM is captured and can be…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types in the Windows Explorer Local Vault

There are three SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types available in the Windows Explorer Local Vault: Show Files Show Bills of Materials Show Search Results They can be found under the Display menu as shown below: Show Files Show Files, is the default and most commonly used. This…

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SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM with Single Body Sheet Metal Part

When you create a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM from an assembly that contains sheet metal or weldment parts it will add further indented rows with the cutlist information.  You have the option to show the ‘Detailed cut list’ in the Indented BOM.  For weldment files, deselecting…

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