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SolidWorks BOM - Bug or Feature?

Question asked by Jim Sculley on Jun 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2012 by Jim Sculley

I have discovered something strange when using SolidWorks BOMs with EPDM and I am not sure if it is a bug or a feature.  I don't see anything in the EPDM help to indicate one way or another.  Steps to reproduce:


1.  Create a a new drawing of an assembly

2.  Insert a SolidWorks BOM table

3. Hide the BOM table

4. Check in the drawing

5.  Select the drawing in an explorer window

6. Click the Bill of Materials tab

7. Click the BOM drop down


On my machine, the BOM that was added to the drawing is not shown.


If I check the drawing out, show the BOM, save the file and check it in, the BOM will then show up in the drop down.


It seems like a bug to me.  I'm not sure why EPDM should care about the visibility of a SW BOM when determining whether or not to include it on the Bill of Materials tab.


Jim S.