I wanted to have a part with custom property would always read A/R for quantity in assembly drawing BOM.
Any thoughts on how I would accomplish this?
This part is to represent nonphysical part i.e. lock wire, epoxy or paint.
What version of SolidWorks are you using?
Add a custom property and then select the BOM Quantity drop down to point to the appropriate custom property in you file.
This was added a few releases ago.
I am on SolidWorks 2012.
Did not work for me
I got this from a Mike Filgate back in 2001......I think back then BOMs were Excel based, so I don't know if it would work for you or not:
"You could get your BOM to look exactly as you want as follows:
1. Edit your BOM template
2. add two columns immediately to the right of the "qty" column
3. put "AR" and "QTY" as headings for the new columns (I assume these will
be columns C & D respectively)
4. in the (new) "QTY" column (column D), put an excel formula that points to
the "AR" column if there is any text there, i.e. =IF(ISBLANK(C2),B2,C2).
Copy the formula down from D2 to D200 (or whatever the biggest BOM you
5. hide the original "qty" column and the "AR" columns (columns B & C)
6. in any part you want listed with quantity "AR", create a custom property
called "AR", and put the text "AR" into that property.
Hope all that make sense.
Greg what issue you're facing in that option not working for you. Can you add some screen shoots??
While I'm not exactly sure this will work... Configuration Specific properties override Custom Properties with the same names, it's possible you could set a Config Property for the Quantity using the same name and use A/R for the quantity. What might mess this up is a 'counts' that might be obtained from the BOM whether done automatically or by design. I haven't tried any of this, it's just a thought.
oh, I see! it works with #'s not text! what a bugger!
i do this manually at least 5 time a day! pain in the a%%!
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