The order of items in the EPDM computed BOM has no relationship to the order in the actual SW assembly file or drawing BOM. If you want a BOM where the order matches the BOM table in a drawing, you have to specifically select that BOM in the drop down on the BOM tab:
If you want this behavior for assemblies, you will have to actually insert a SW BOM table in the assembly file.
This is just one of several areas where EPDM is somewhat disconnected from SolidWorks.
That looks like what I am trying to accomplish. I have a few questions for you though... sorry! How do you get those BOMs to show up in the drop down menu? Are they linked somehow to the assembly/part?
I know adding to the Bill of Materials tree in PDM will add options to the drop down menu, but I don't see how you were able to add that to the list.
Thanks for your help! I really appreciate it.
The bills in the drop down list are Bill Of Material tables in the actual SolidWorks file. Once you add a bill to a drawing and check it in, the bill will appear in the drop down. If you rename a file, you may end up with more than one bill, which is why there are two (Assem1.SLDDRW and 499021.slddrw) in my screen shot.
I guess I need to clarify the training materials. I meant that the settings (Exclude from bill of materials, etc) are respected.
As Jim mentioned, if this is desired it may be best to use a SolidWorks BOM (the BOM within a SolidWorks assembly or drawing.
Whatever appears in the SolidWorks table will appear in the BOM tab when you select the SW BOM from the pulldown.
Jim and Joy,
Thank you so much for your help with this! It's not ideal to place our BOMs on our assemblies/drawings, but it definitely helps get everything in the correct order (and that's exactly what we were looking for). The pictures and descriptions were really helpful. I didn't know that placing a BOM inside of a drawing/assembly would give you another option in PDM.
Thanks for all of your help! I really appreciate you taking time to help me out.