is there a way to open a drawing from a BOM? I can select a BOM item and open the part file and from there open the drawing but I can't open a drawing directly.
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Gerhard.
The only way is what you already doing. May be you can put links to the drawing and then click on them to open them up (never tried it though)
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Welcome to the forum.
The short answer is "NO". The BOM is a list of components in the assembly.
What you described is the only way short of creating a macro routine.
That would be a great enhancement request!
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