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Help with Excel Based BOM please!

Question asked by Taylor Hunter on Jan 26, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2017 by Marty Laury

When doing drawings for assemblies, I insert a Excel Based BoM to call out Quantity, Part Number, and a short Description. Here lately I have been having a strange issue where my BoM duplicates itself.

 

I have also figure out I can manually trigger this by rebuilding the document with "Ctrl Q", or by saving the document as a PDF. (Which i'm guessing rebuilds the document during the save) So if I have a BoM with parts 1-5, and rebuild the document, it will list them as 1-5, and 1-5 again. I can repeatably rebuild to multiply it over and over. When opening the BoM to manually delete the extra, it will invert my part numbers (5-1 instead of 1-5) and continue to duplicate on any rebuild.

 

This is very annoying, and putting a halt to any accurate PDF's being released until it is fixed. I have contacted our support company Trimech, but to no avail. Any suggestions?

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