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BOM with mixed Part Configuration Grouping

Question asked by Jamil Snead on May 7, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2014 by Jamil Snead

Is there a way to have some items in a BOM follow one Part Configuration Grouping (PCG) method (i.e. display configs of a part as one item) and other items in the same BOM follow a different PCG method (i.e. display configs of a part as separate items)?


I have an assembly with many configurations, and some of the parts have unique configurations to match the assembly configurations. For example my assembly has configurations -08, -10, -12 etc all the way up to -32. Some of the parts have the same set of configurations to match the assembly. Other parts in the assembly are dowel pins, where we use a part file for a specific diameter and different configurations for the different lengths of the dowel pin. These dowel pins stay the same length in all assembly configurations.


When I do my BOM, I want to list all of the assembly configurations and only show one instance of each part whose dash number matches the assembly dash number. For these I will manually change the part number to have -XX and make a note on the drawing that the dash number matches the dash number of the assembly. For the dowel pins I need the separate configurations to show as separate items because those are different length dowel pins.


Here is are pictures to help explain.

This is how I want the parts displayed. I will edit the Part No to show -XX for items 1-6. I manually created the last two columns.

Part Config Grouping 1.PNG


This BOM displays all configs of a part as one item. That is great for items 1-6 but not good for the dowel pins.

Part Config Grouping 2.PNG


This BOM displays all configs of a part as separate items. That is great for the hardware but not good for the rest of the parts.

Part Config Grouping 3.PNG


The way we have done this in the past is to manually create the columns as I did in the first example, but this is not good because the qty values aren't linked to the model. I suspect I might be able to make 2 separate BOMs like my examples 2 and 3 and only show the good rows, then stack one on top of the other. I'd really rather not do that if I don't have to.


Thanks in advance.