I have a part with another part pasted to it as a reference. For some reason I can't modify the quantity in the BOM. It's checked out, versions are up to date, I have the proper permssions?
Does it have to do with the fact that there is a cut list?
Corey, Your title says Computed BOM. You cannot edit a Computed BOM, you have to save it as a Named BOM and you can edit the Named BOM.
Enterprise PDM stores references to file properties, such as Reference Count (computed quantities). You can edit the computed quantities of a BOM.
I've done this over and over, but for this particular item it's not allowing me to change it.
Corey, Sorry for the bad information and thank you for teaching me something. It was something I just assumed you could not do.
Interesting thread. I was aware that you could edit data in the BOM view if the parts/assemblies were checked out, but are you actually implying that you can change a computed QTY?
I am still in EPDM 2010 so it doesn't appear functional. Is this an enhancement or is it if the QTY column in tied to a variable/property like you can do with SW?
We're on 2011 sp 5.0
What I'm doing is pasting as reference "make-from" items that don't get modeled in solidworks, so that they appear in a BOM that I will be exporting into our ERP system. It's standard functionality. As long as the "AS BUILT" is deselected, and you have the file checked out, you can modify it.
Up until this part it hasn't been a problem.
QTY column is the "reference count" system attribute, the calculated BOM values basically.
This is also nice when your units of measure are different then pcs.
Corey, It works for me in 2012 Sp2 on a test. I pasted as reference a weldment part to a standard part file. I was able to edit the Qty for the weldment part component in the BOM.
Got it work as well, but the field wasn't editable for me if I had one than more computed bom design. The first would open the field for editing, but the second would not...
Hi Shawn -
Corey is correct. You have limited editting in Computed BOM's but overriding BOM quantity has always been one of the things you could edit. You need to check out the parent (ie: assembly ) in order to override a BOM quantity. (Also, uncheck 'As Built')
Corey - I'm looking at your example now...
Yes, it now has me scratching my head too.I cannot do it either in 2012 Sp2. I do have the assembly and one of the components checked out.
After some experiementing, my issue was that I had the "As Built" check box checked. When I unchecked it, I was able to edit the Qty.
I have not tested a weldment though.
Yes, I see now. I guess I really never had a need to do so for qty so never really noticed.
Wouldn't work I guess for weldments since it doesn't really have a as-built vs. latest... I would expect...
Oops...posted too soon...
Works for me too Corey ---- 2012 SP2 - if the parent is NOT a weldment.
But, does not work for me if the 'parent' part is a weldment...hmmm...
Not only that, but, I cannot edit the references to remove the reference.
I think the issue is the weldment cut list, and maybe SW (or maybe PDM) doesn't want the specific value to be overwritten.
My solution in this case will be to push that part into an assembly with the same name, and exclude the part from the BOM. I can then attach the BLK item to the assembly and use the assembly in the upper level in place of the weldment part.
Thanks for everyone's time and effort!
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