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Paste as reference for Solidworks files in BOM

Question asked by Richard Smith on Sep 13, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2013 by Pete Yodis


We need our BOMs to show the correct number of screws, washers, warning labels etc, but adding them all to the model takes time for detail we don't really need. And the added complexity is only going to slow down loading and editing of the assembly.


A Named BOM in EPDM enables us to manually add lines & type in part numbers, but its just plain text and doesn't cross-reference the Part file and its description, vendor, location etc.


Does anyone have experience of using Paste As Reference for Solidworks files in an EPDM assembly? The added parts appear in the EPDM BOM correctly, and they aren't in the Solidworks model so it seems fine, but our VAR doesn't reccommend this approach. Or does everyone else just model every single screw, washer etc?


(We're using SW2013/EPDM 2013)