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Configurations and BOMs

Question asked by Walter Fetsch on Dec 20, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 22, 2010 by Walter Fetsch

What would be an effective way for configurations to interact with a BOM?  If I tell the configurations to display the document name (part number) in the BOM, then there is no distinction between configurations in the BOM.  If I tell it to display the configuration name, then there is no indication of the document name (part number) in the BOM.  I could add the part number to the configuration name, but I almost always design the parts first and assign part numbers to them later, so I'd have to rename all my configurations and reselect all the configurations in the assemblies at a later time, which would be an enormous inconvenience.


How do you guys handle this?


Thanks for your suggestions.