2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2012 10:32 AM by Dor Yacobi

    Use of Bolt Packages

    Sean Preston

      Out of curiosity, has anyone else run into this? Not everything we create where I work goes out assembled, but everything still needs to be shown assembled so that bolts can be shown in proper places. When we used AutoCAD we input Excel BOM's that were basically a sub assembly that had numbered components, bolts, lockwashers, etc. These would be the bolts we would/would not use and we would package them and send them with the product.

       

      I guess my question boils down to, how can I insert a sub assembly and give it's components numbers without SolidWorks trying to give EVERY sub assembly component individual numbers?

       

      Thanks

        • Re: Use of Bolt Packages
          Glenn Schroeder

          One way would be to save the sub-assembly as a part (or start with the bolt, then go to Insert > Part to add the nuts and washers), then use that in the main assembly instead of the sub-assembly.

          • Re: Use of Bolt Packages
            Dor Yacobi

            Hi. hope i underdtand you right.

            sometimes we use Glenn idea but it's require a lot of work,

            other idea.

            1. you can use configuration on the sub assembly.

            and let the "BOM" use the file name so all config' run one the same number.

            2. cheat the system

            by taking them out of the "bom" (under properties of the sub assy)

            and rewrite the values