We have several drawings in which the BOMs are separate drawings (i.e. drawing is 123, BOM is PL123). Is it possible to generate a BOM from an assembly drawing but have it as a separate drawing?
As far as I am aware a BOM has to be linked to a drawing view in the same drawing file, however you could make the scale of the drawing view very small and drag it off of the sheet.
You can get two different Item numbers in this case, I just drag BOM to other sheet inside one drawing file.
Insert assy view outside of sheet, select view insert bom hide view
When you say"..outside of sheet..." what exactly do you mean?
I do what Tony Cantrell is suggesting. Works great. Just a word of cautioon, if you reorder the BOM to be out of line with the feature tree, you will cause errors. Under thr properties of the BOM make sure you select the "Follow Assembly Order" option.
That is absolutely possible. See How can I get a Bill of Materials on a sheet by itself?.
Use another sheet instead of another drawing, as Igor stated, you can just drag the BOM in the other sheet and it'll display all you need.
It can not be just another sheet within the assembly drawing. It has to be a totally separate drawing.
Ken,it is interesting to understand why you need this (separate file for BOM).
I am working with aircraft drawings that were created in 1973. Their philosophy at the time was that the actual assembly drawing would have its assigned part number. The parts list was created as a separate drawing (ASME standards allow this) and was assigned a different unique number. Usually it was the assembly drawing number with "PL" in front of it. This si the format of the aircraft drawings and I need to follow that format
I can unsderstand this philosophy as some drawings have parts lists that will span 10+ ANSI D size drawing sheets.
Can't you just do a seperate drawing for the BOM and hide the view you used to generate your BOM? That would give you the intended result IMO unless there is a little more info I am missing.
Edit: That is what Tony Cantrell meant. Create the view of your assembly and just move it out of the sheet space. Or you can just hide it, does the same!
Ok, use Brad Meador suggestion about Following Assy Order option and Glenn Schroeder suggestions
Thanks. I'll check it out as it sounds exactly like what I need to do
In the FAQ that I linked to above I explained that after inserting a BOM you can delete the drawing view instead of hiding it or moving it off the sheet. After being inserted a BOM maintains a link to the Assembly itself, not the drawing view.
Thanks. I'll check it out
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