If you are building sldasm's and using them to generate your BOM there should be no fat finger problems because SolidWorks does the counts for you.
Explain in detail how you go about creating your drawings.
Post a small example drawing here that shows your problem.
Thanks for the response. The BOM does generate quantities correctly, but my engineers plug in the values manually for each individual part drawing. I want Solidworks to automatically populate the quantitiy of each part on the individual print in the same way that it populates the part number.
Is this possible?
You want your part detail drawings to have an assembly quantity added. Since a part does not know anything about the assembly this is difficult without some jumping through hoops as I recall.
There has been a number of threads on this subject through the years. Not sure what to search on to see what the possible solutions are.
Basically, we went through this question ourselves. We used to put the qty on each drawing. However, the conclusion we came to was that for us it's actually a bad idea to put the qty on the part print itself. Some type of work order should dictate the quantity. The drawing should only contain the information to create qty 1 of the part in question. Otherwise, what happens when you need to make a spare part? Or some person drops qty 1 on the floor and breaks it? How do you keep Joe Machinist from making qty 4 (or however many is on the drawing)?
All that advice aside, it's possible to write a macro that peruses the assembly file and updates a qty custom property in each part file. There are examples on the forum.