2 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2014 2:41 PM by Faur Arama

    Same part in a different subassembly - EPDM BOM

    Nurhidayah Aziz

      Hello,

       

      I have an issue with EPDM BOM.

       

      Let say I have Part A in Subassembly 1 and another same Part A in Subassembly 2.. Is Part A going to come out two times in my whole assembly BOM in EPDM or just once but the quantity will be two?

       

      In current situation, I need both Part A in both subassemblies to be combined and the quantity shown as '2' in my whole BOM. I tried the 'Combine Identical Components' function in SolidWorks BOM. Yes, both Part A are combined together and the quantity is shown as '2'. But it only works in SolidWorks, not in EPDM BOM.

       

      I would really appreciate it if anybody can share thoughts or solution for this.

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: Same part in a different subassembly - EPDM BOM
          Brian McEwen

          Drop down menu on upper left of BOM tab... If you change the BOM to Parts Only then you will get the total quantity for that part A (but the sub assemblies are hidden).  When the display is on Indented the parts will be separately listed under each sub assy.  With Top Level the sub assy parts won't be shown at all.

           

          I assume maybe you are exporting the BOM?  So if you need it all, but in your desired format, you might have to combine Top Level and Parts Only.

          • Re: Same part in a different subassembly - EPDM BOM
            Faur Arama

            We use an Excel file extracted from EPDM BOM. In this Excel file I wrote an VBA program that analyze data and give the right number of parts and subassemblies. This method has also drawbacks because on every change on BOM we must run program again. There is no automatic update of the Excel document.