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BOM's.. What's the normal working procedure?

Question asked by Trev Rich on Oct 11, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 14, 2010 by Anna Wood

Where I work, our current practise is to right click on the BoM on teh drawing and save as an excel file.

Then we open a template, and copy / paste the files from the previous saved file and link the cells.

Then everytime the drawing is updated, we right click save as excel again.


But it's a broken link, you have to remember to save the table. Whereas if you modify a part, the drawing and everything automatically updates.

I feel that the bom should only be on the drawing, with an extra column being an equation of the amount on order multiplied by the parts quantity.


I am just wondering how other places of work deal with BoMs..


Any advice greatly recieved.