0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2014 4:20 AM by Rainer Bisky

    BOM Item number on part drawings

    Rainer Bisky



      I could not find a proper answer to my problem in the web / forum, I hope you can help me.

      I work with the Solidworks based BOM-list in the assembly and the assembly drawings. The Item Numbers are automatticly assigned to the parts.

      On the assembly drawing I am using the Bom-list and the auto balloons to mark the parts.

      But when it comes to the part drawings i run into a problem.


      In my company we are using Drawing Numbers and Part Numbers to identify the parts.


      It looks like this: 12345.678

      12345 is the Drawing Number and 678 the Part.


      I need these numbers on all drawings. At the moment i have solved this with part properties.

      I assign the drawing Number "12345" to all parts that are included in the assembly and the "678" part number individually to every part i need a drawing for.


      The Part Number is the same as the Item number in my BOM list.


      But this way i have two Problems.

      -I have to change the part property for the Part number when i change the order of my bom list.

      -The process of changing the part Number can be time consuming and is prone to errors.


      I have the same problem with piece numbers. Solidworks can automatically count the items for the BOM list, but until now i could find no solution to show this number on the drawing of the related part.


      Is there a feature / Macro or anything else i can do to automate this process, or is it possible to link the textfield for the part number or piece numer directly to the values of the bom list?