Linking Material to Part in BOM without using assemblies.

Discussion created by YI WEI CHONG on Feb 27, 2008
Is there any way for a part to call for a raw material in BOM?
As an example,
We have a part A that is machined from Raw material B, both parts are modeled in solidworks and saved to our pdmworks vault.

We've tried placing material B into an assembly and model it as part A in assembly mode, although this allows the bom to display B dynamically, we can't use features such as cut-sweep and wrap that's only available in part mode.

Ideally we would like to create a "link" that allows A to call B dynamically as a child in any BOM, and read B's custom properties to populate the BOM in any drawing.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.