Kevin Brown

Calc'd Config Volume in BOM Quantity

Discussion created by Kevin Brown on Jul 7, 2009
We are attempting to get Epoxy (part A/B) volumes to show up in the top level assembly BOM as a quantity for Part_A and Part_B with multiple configurations.
This is where we are currently:

Part_A.sldprt
Create Configuration for specific volume
Model Part_A to represent the actual volume
Add equation to calculate Ratio by volume
Add equation to calculate Part_A Volume
Reference Part_A Volume in Configuration Specific Property "RawQuantity"
Set BOM quantity to "RawQuantity"


Part_B.sldprt
Create Configuration for specific volume
Reference Part_A to model exact copy for Part_B
Add equations for Part_B Ratio and Part_B Volume
Add "RawQuantity" Configuration Specific Property
Set BOM quantity to "RawQuantity"


CuredEpoxy.sldasm
Create assembly configuration that contains Part_A and Part_B configurations
Select "Document Name" for Part Number displayed
Un-Check "Don't show child components..."


Top Level Assembly Drawing
Insert BOM Table
Check "Parts Only"
Check "Display as one item number"
Check "Display configurations of the same part as separate items"


This works when we only use one epoxy configuration in an assembly. The problem is when we have two configurations referenced in the same assembly. The BOM displays the volume for the last configuration updated in the Part_A file for both configurations, same with Part_B.

How do we get the BOM to reference (or update) the "RawQuantity" for each configuration independently? Is this possible without macros?

Thanks,
Kevin

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