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Bills of Materials

In Enterprise PDM, a Bill of Materials (BOM) is a listing of the components of a SolidWorks assembly or drawing that can be viewed by clients when they select the Bill of Materials tab in File Explorer or Item Explorer.
Enterprise PDM supports these types of BOMs:
  • Computed BOM

    Computed BOMs are automatically calculated from the SolidWorks components contained in an assembly or drawing. A computed BOM changes when the assembly or drawing changes. Users cannot check out a computed BOM or make changes to it.

  • SolidWorks BOM from an assembly or drawing

    When a SolidWorks assembly or drawing contains its own BOM, the content of that BOM can be displayed on the Bill of Materials tab. Users can save the SolidWorks BOM as a named BOM.

  • Named BOM

    To capture an instance of a computed BOM (including item BOMs) or SolidWorks BOM, users can save it as a named BOM. Users can check out and modify named BOMs. If the assembly, drawing, or item on which the named BOM is based changes, you can update the named BOM to include the changes.

  • Weldment BOM and Weldment Cutlist

    When a SolidWorks multibody part contains a weldment list or a weldment cut list, the contents of these lists can be displayed on the Bill of Materials tab. These BOMs cannot be saved as named BOMs.

  • Item BOM

    Items can link to other items to form an item structure. Item BOMs are computed BOMs that show item structure. Users can save item BOMs as named BOMs.

Use the Administration tool to create or modify the BOM templates that control how BOM columns are displayed. The template types you can create are:
  • Bill of Materials
  • Weldment BOM
  • Weldment Cutlist
  • Item BOM


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