Is there a way to rotate a BOM? We have landscape sheets and the BOM only will fit if it is rotated 90 degrees. I know I can make the sheet portrait orientation but I'd rather not because my output is a PDF that will be an addendum to a report.
I don't think you can rotate it. I use landscape here also and I often split my BOMs so that they will fit. Will that work for you?
I'd saved it as dxf , rotated in Dwgeditor
and back with it as a block
But does your BOM come back parametric?
but I thought original BOM can be moved outside sheet
and eventually procedure dxf -> block repeated
I tried using the drawing view rotate command and that greys out.
I haven't ever seen an option under the BOM properties to rotate the BOM.
I would agree with Glenn to go with landscape on your drawing format
and split your BOM as needed.
I guess I'll just keep it as a portrait layout and rotate the sheet in Acrobat…
Apparently the Align command does not work with the BOM so I cannot even center it on the sheet… weak.
I remember a few years ago, on April fool's day, there was a joke going around that Autodesk had bought SolidWorks and that the modeler would be SolidWorks and the drawing interface would be AutoCAD…
not a bad thought now that I think of it.
If you want to align the BOM, you can draw crop lines and I know when you drag the BOM
the outside border will automatically snap to lines.
I loved Autocad. Having used it for 12 years and customizing it, I personally would be all over that merger.
But with that said, the Solidworks drawing editor does mirror it though.
What's a crop line? Is there a way to have "construction lines" to align things to the sheet that do not print? Is there a way to snap or dimension to the edge of the sheet? Sorry but I usually don't produce drawings so most of this is new to me…
What I was thinking is if you have a standard format that always has these tables in them
then in the "Edit Sheet Format" mode (RMB) create crop line where one of the corners of the table will
Then when you bring in your table it will snap to it.
Now if you have a format where the tables are sometimes there and sometimes not,
place the crop lines on a layer and toggle it on/off.
Plus you can use these crop lines as an anchor point so your table automatically
goes there with out you having to place it.
Hope this helps.
Instead of rotating the BOM set-up a sheet format that has the title block rotated 90 degrees. You can rotate your text and blocks on the sheet format. Then save this as a template file.
I tried it , but in that case BOM's rows becoming columns
and this is not always proper for documentation needs ,
I'm losing requirement that all BOMs have to be same organized
no matter if landscape or portrait sheet
(I think BOM Wizard is in Dwgeditor or ACADs )
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