how do i get the end item to appear in the bom. an assembly drawing usually starts with the end item part number and then the rest of the parts.
I believe you want to use an "indented" BOM. See attachment.
what i did is, right click on the bom, select insert new part, the assembly model opens, you select the components from the tree, that opens a blank part model page, you edit the properties there, the item will show up in your model tree as a part.
Can you post an image of what you are trying to do?
Do you have any external references?
So this part shows up in your bill of materials but it is not an actual part, just an empty part document with custom properties? Sorry I'm just a bit confused, why does it open a blank part file when you choose components from the assembly tree?
i know its really weird. but im used to showing the end item in an assembly drawing. it would be item 1 becuase the assembly has a part number itself, item two and so on are the parts of the assembly. so solid edge figures make a part file so it can enter it as a single item. the indent feature doesnt do it.
Have you tried selecting the item row and dragging it to the location needed?
You can reorder a BOM this way.
Yes I know that is a limitation of the indented BOM feature. I didn't know there was any way around it though. I'll have to try this method sometime, even though I'm not sure I fully understand what you did.
You can also just insert a line item in the BOM and manually type in the
values in each cell. I did that in my last job. Can be a pain, but it gets the job done.
To clarify (hopefully), the drawing is of assy A, and you want assy A to be the first line item in the BOM, followed by the component parts. Is that correct?
yes that is correct
I am assuming you are looking for this to happen automatically?
Then writing a macro through API might be your best bet. Other
then that I don't know of a way.
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