i have a 2D consist of 3 assembly files. i like to create only one BOM with continue numbering in a BOM, is that possible ?
Make new assembly, may be dummy or an assembly of all 3 assemblies clubbed together. And plot it outside the Drawing area, and take a BOM of the new Assembly.
As Sandip said, create a new assembly containing each of your three assemblies, insert a drawing view of it in your drawing, then insert a BOM that's linked to this new assembly. After inserting the BOM you can delete the drawing view instead of dragging it off the sheet if you want.
Dear Glenn, you are right, but deleting View, will cause the BOM unlinking. To accomodate the changes if any in future to Assembly and hence replication of changes into the BOM, the view needs to be exist in Drawing Sheet can be hidden or out of Border.
Sandip Darveshi wrote: Dear Glenn, you are right, but deleting View, will cause the BOM unlinking.
Sandip Darveshi wrote:
Dear Glenn, you are right, but deleting View, will cause the BOM unlinking.
I'm afraid you're mistaken. I just double-checked. I created a simple assembly with four bolts, saved it, created a new drawing, inserted a drawing view, and created a BOM of the assembly. It of course showed quantity of 4. I deleted the drawing view, opened the assembly, deleted one of the bolts, and saved. When I went back to the drawing the BOM showed a quantity of 3.
The BOM is linked to the assembly, not the drawing view.
You are absolutely right. After reading this, I just checked and it worked. I am sorry.
I guessed that linking will break, without proper checking it in SolidWorks.
And definitely, it is very helpful, I never tried it before.
Thanks for this great learning.
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