User Interface
SolidWorks Fundamentals
Moving from 2D to 3D
Design Checker
Design Studies in SolidWorks
Drawings and Detailing
Detailing Overview
Bill of Materials (BOM)
Bill of Materials
Bill of Materials Templates
Table-based Bill of Materials
Default BOMS
Multiple Configurations
Changing the Configuration Quantities Displayed in a BOM
Displaying Configuration-specific Quantities in BOMs
Equations in Tables and BOMs
Creating Bills of Materials from Parts or Assemblies
Creating Parts Only BOMs
Creating Top-Level BOMs
Working with Parts or Assembly BOMs
Detailed Weldment Cut Lists in BOMs
Bill of Materials Weldment Parts
Opening the Bill of Materials PropertyManager for Displayed BOMs
Restructuring BOMs
Moving BOMs
Dissolving a Subassembly or Weldment in BOMs
Combining Like Items in BOMs
Displaying Detailed Cut Lists in BOMs
Creating Indented Assembly BOMs
Setting Item Numbers in Indented BOMs
Expanding or Collapsing Indented Assemblies in a BOM
BOM Assembly Structure and Balloons
Removing BOM Item Numbers from a Row
Splitting BOMs
Merging BOMs
Exporting BOMs
Excel-based Bill of Materials
Table Columns and Rows
Adding Symbol Text to BOM or Table Cells
Expanding Tables
Equations in Tables
Drafting Standards
Print Settings
Import and Export
Large Scale Design
Model Display
Mold Design
Motion Studies
Parts and Features
Sheet Metal
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Workgroup PDM
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Exporting BOMs

You can save a BOM to many different file formats, including BOM templates. Exporting a BOM as a Microsoft Excel file saves the following formatting:
  • Text font, alignment, wrap, and rotation
  • Merged cells

To export a BOM:

  1. Right-click a BOM and click Save As.
  2. In the dialog box:
    1. For File name, type a value.
    2. In Save as type, select a file type.

    You can apply this procedure to save a BOM as a BOM template for future use.

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