So we just upgraded from 2014 to 2017, most everything is working except when I insert a new row into my bom I cannot edit the part number column. Anybody have an idea.
Check and make sure that you've not disabled the editing of cell. Check and select this message under Message/Errors/Warning (if present)
thanks, however that is fine for a part in the assembly, i am trying to add part number that are not in my assembly.
Instead of create a fake BOM's item, just add a real (but hidden or empty) part with properties you need to see in a BOM.
I agree this would be the best solution. Also virtual empty part will do the work, I use this when I have electronic components in my assemblies. That way you will loose your part in BOM only if you delete it from the assembly.
that is a great solution if i was only going to add a single line item. However sometimes there multiple items an other times the entire bom is created without attaching it to the assembly. This was not an issue when we had 2014.
So you mean you're able to edit the cell for the part number already there but not for a new empty cell?
Do you get any error message or pop up when you try to edit the cell?
That is correct, and no I do not get an error. It appears to be putting the text in the cell but when i click off of the table it disappears, the other cells on the same row can be edited just not the "Part Number" cell.
Could you make a dummy file and attach here to check.
When you click on cell to type, do you select "Break Link", because I had an issue with that few days ago, if I don't select "Break Link" no matter what I type it stays empty, neither original value, nor the written one.
it gives me a similar message to the one when i try to edit a cell of a part in the assembly, i can edit those Part Number cells, just not when I insert a row.
I have the same issue
Just checked on my system - was able to reproduce the issue specifically on SW 2017.
Looks like they did make some changes to BOM tables, but it's not obvious how that would cause this specific issue:
2017 What's New in SOLIDWORKS - Replaced Component Item Numbers in BOMs
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