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BOM Info Updating

Question asked by Adam Stevens on Oct 2, 2007
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2007 by Adam Stevens
I'm having a problem with a SolidWorks BOM contained in a drawingfor a very large assembly (the BOM is about 185 rows).  Whenthe drawing is up, and the assembly is loaded lightweight, I getthis issue:

Inserting a column into the BOM causes SolidWorks to load/resolveevery component contained in the BOM, which takes a very long time. In addition, when it's finished, the program then crashes. I tried opening the assembly as resolved first, then openingthe drawing, but then SolidWorks runs out of memory afterwards andcannot save the drawing as a result.  I also tried un-checking"Automatic update of BOM", but this didn't fix theissue.

Is anyone aware of any way I can be able to add a blank column tothe BOM without causing SolidWorks to automatically loadeverything?  By the way, I'm running SolidWorks 2006, SP5.1. Thanks in advance.

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