Still looking for help with this, does anyone have any suggestions?
I don't use PDM BOM's, so I'm not the best to answer. I assume it has equivalent capabilities.
I add a PartType custom property in every part, which separates consumables (hardware), electrical, mechanical, piping, and steel because we purchase and handle those parts differently. Easiest way to do this is create a part template for each common type. Display that property in a column, sort by it, and then even hide the column if it's not useful to display.
Hi Andrew, Since you can get it to group the way you want in SOLIDWORKS, I suggest using the SOLIDWORKS BOM in the BOM tab instead of the computed BOM. Regards, Joy