2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2015 5:16 PM by Nijo Varghese

    BOM from Blocks.

    Nijo Varghese

      Hi All, is there a way I can create BOM from blocks? We manufacture yards/fences. Working with part files double up the work and increase the file size. Any help is appreciated.

        • Re: BOM from Blocks.
          Scott Harvey

          Do you make any part/assemblies in SW for your yards/fences?

           

          Confused on your work flow and what are your blocks consisted of?

            • Re: BOM from Blocks.
              Nijo Varghese

              Drawings are created by inserting standard size panels (blocks) in the assembly context. We use 10 different lengths (1.2 m,1.6,2.1m etc and blocks for gates , and other feature walls) After creating layout using blocks I insert simplified parts in to assembly. Then create BOM. The drawings are only 2D to find out how many panels , gates and other feature walls required to construct it.

               

              I can do it in autocad, but I would prefer solidworks if there is an easy way.