How can you fix or renumber the sequentail numbering for parts in an assembly?
Another good use of this tool, Frankie:
If you mean that you want to change the order of parts in a BOM, then you can click on the small box on the left to highlight a row and drag it up or down. If that's not what you mean please explain further.
Not in BOM but within an assembly its self. I want to renumber these parts starting with 1, not 40 as what solidworks has.
I don't know of a way. I don't think it ever occurred to me to try. Maybe someone else can help.
The only way I know of doing it is to completely delete the parts from the assembly, save the assembly, reopen the asembly and put them back in. There should be a way to renumber them without having to redo it so to speak.
There is no way to re-number the instances short of deleting, closing SolidWorks, restarting SolidWorks and rebuilding your assembly.
We just ignore the instance count.....
Why do you want the instance count ordered anyway?
It helps us count how many of each part are in the assembly. When you over 300 or so of the same part it's nice to be able to visually see that within the feature tree rather then having to select them
No, no, no!!! That is very dangerous, don't put any trust on the instance counter as a BOM quantity indicator.
Use assembly visualization for that!!!
Why not just create a BOM?
The instance counts are waaay to fickle to be trustworthy for quantity counts.
BOM comes later after we have verified that the assembly is correct to begin with. I did not know about the assembly visualization feature. Going to give that a try. Thank you Alin
That was what we needed. Thank you very much. That helps us even more than you know now. I can use the mass and so forth to check things. WOW. Awesome tool.
It gets better. You can use any custom property to group your components!
For example, get a nice report for purchasing about what needs to be purchased from various vendors. You can "paint" your assembly with the results of such an inquiry, save it as a "Purchasing" display state and make those ladies happy.
I agree that the Assy Vis' tool is a better idea, but you do know that a BOM can be created in the model assy, right? It doesn't have to be only created in a drawing.
Yes I did know that. Don't use it very much at all yet but could come in handy later down the road.
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