As part of my job I spend a decent amount of time searching drawings for where specific parts are used. We use Solidworks to make the drawings so I was wondering if there is a way to export the drawings to pdf so that the BOM has hyperlinks for each item that will take you to that area of the drawing or highlight in some way where the part you click on is? If so would that require a specific Solidworks addon?
I know this isn't what you are asking, but I realized recently you can save an assembly as a 3D PDF and it actually imports the assembly feature tree with each component being selectable etc. I was thinking how one could create hyperlinks to buy each component or list information etc. I'll be watching this thread to see what's out there.