Is there a clean way to get the top level assembly part number and description to which the drawing
represents to show up in the Solidworks BOM along with the individual components?
I don't think so. When we started using SW and began auto-populating our BOMs, we gave up having a BOM on every drawing and gave up showing the part or top-level assembly as item one of the BOM. Instead our BOMs show only components, we use design tables for multiple configuration drawings, and usually show materials in the notes. I am happy we made the change.
EDIT: you might be able to put a Design table in every drawing, format it like a BOM, and then stack your BOM with the Design Table so it lokos like one table. I doubt it would look right, and you'd have to manually adjust item numbers, but it is something to try.
I have been playing with this BOM and the closest I have come is displaying top level items and the configuration name (in this case the assy P/N)
shows up next to the "QTY" title.
Now I am trying to figure out a way to just get the items for the specific configuration to only show up in the BOM instead of every item
showing up in all configurations with the non-displayed configurations showing up with a dash in the qty column.
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