I am trying to link the BOM --> Item # with a Custom Property. Let me explain.
I know how to add Custom properties to a BOM by right clicking a column and inserting. I found that if some parts are blank in the area of the BOM, you can double click them and they will populate in the custom properties of a individual part under the Configuration Specific tab.
Now i would like to use the same method but insert the Item # generated from the BOM and placed in each parts Custom Properties. I have tried creating a new column with a custom property and then highlighting the column and adding an equation equaling the Item # (The Equation is used so one does not manually have to enter each BOM Item # in the blank). This populates the blank box with the correct BOM Number; however, the space now become an "equation" and not a "Custom Property." This means it does not fill in the Custom Property within the part.
Any ideas to help?