I'm trying to install a simple Bill of material in a drawing.
Does anyone have the answer please ?
You would first need to insert a view of your assembly (via 'Insert','Drawing View', 'Model'). Once you have at least one view on your drawing sheet go to 'Insert', 'Tables', 'Bill of Materials', select the drawing view, then place the Bill of Materials onto your drawing sheet.
I've done this operation before several times. But it's one of those operations that just don't stick in my head.
I'll get back with you if I fail again.
Frank in Calif.
Just thought I'd let you know that within your software there is a tutorial that shows you how to insert a BOM into a drawing. This might come in handy if your not connected to the net and you get stuck on remembering how you did it. Or, maybe if you follow the actual tutorial the next couple of times that you actually need to insert a BOM the process may stick and become second nature. I still revert to the tutorials sometimes when my mind just goes blank............
Hope this helps mate!
A Dave ! I've been meaning to get back with you. I've been real busy with study and taking a class at the local College. Instructor is not the best. A real screw ball in my opinion.
Anyway, the main problem I'm having with the BOM is inserting the materials in the box. I'm going to look for that Tutorial this weekend. I have a midterm tomorrow night so I'm up late trying to cover all my bases.
Hope all is well down under !
Frank n Calif.
Good to see you've been getting stuck into it, and having a little bit of fun whilst learning I hope! Don't go underrating the tutorials buddy, many a thing to be learnt there as well as they inspire you to try different things.
Hello Dave, How goes it ? I been busy so I haven't got back to you. Yes I plan on someday trying out those "Tutorials". That is when they start working or I figure out how to make them work that is. On my software, on the right side of the page when I open the SW app, almost 100% of the listed resources don't work. Click them and nothing happens. But that is like a typical issue with this software. But I maybe close to making a contact to fix these many problems. I just went to a local SW user group meeting and made some new contacts. So we'll see if I am not able to get full use out of what I paid for.
Contacts are always handy and a user group is a great step in the right direction obviously. I don't quite understand why the inbuilt tutorials are not available to you? These are NOT online tutorials, these are within the software itself and only a click away. Speak to your group about them. As usual, don't be a stranger, plenty of good folks here to help you when needed buddy.
F. Leatin The box is the BOM - You can draw a box if you want and adjust the BOM to fit that drawn box, again the BOM is the box or the box is the BOM
F. Leatin wrote: Instructor is not the best. A real screw ball in my opinion.
F. Leatin wrote:
Instructor is not the best. A real screw ball in my opinion.
Be careful Frank, he may be lurking in these forums...
Yes I agree Dave, lots of good people here to help. But it's just a time thing for me with my work, school, homework, ya da ya da etc.
It should be available for customers who buy the student software could contact SW directly and get a reasonable response. But that's almost to much to ask for as I've found out. Strange Bugs and errors are the scavenger hunt of SW or so it seems.
And I'm still trying to figure out how this forum works. Another strange bug to be researched. It should be that SW forum offers a "General" room for whatever questions a person who does not know quite what room to post in. These specific rooms limit a questions ex poser to other members.
I'm not sure if you're actually inserting a BOM or if it's coming in blank. If it's coming in blank then it (part or assembly file) likely does not have any information entered that is commonly transferred into the BOM. Se Custom Properties if this is the case.
Thanks B.D. Sorry for the late response but I've been to busy to get back to the forum.
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