Hey there! I've got a hinge modeled as an assembly. Everything works fine, but when I export a BOM, I see each individual part of the hinge (yes, I need to export a parts level BOM, not a top-level BOM). Because I order the whole hinge as one part, I would like to have the same setup in Solidworks. But is there a way to set up a part that is movable like a hinge?
One workaround I've been looking for is the "Exclude from BOM" option. I know that I can select all but one piece of the hinge assembly and exclude it from the BOM. That would work. But as far as I can tell, you can only do this within an assembly, when what I really need it to do this at the hinge level, BEFORE it's put into an assembly. I already have this hinge in hundreds of different places, and I can't take the time to go and exclude them from BOMs one by one.
Any thoughts? I'm running SW 2015 SP5 at the moment.