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Bill of Materials - Configuration

The Configuration tab in the Bill of Materials Properties dialog box specifies basic display properties of a bill of materials. The other tabs available in the dialog box are Contents and Control. The software remembers your selections from session to session.

Applies to Excel-based Bills of Materials.

The Configuration tab controls the following properties.

Use summary information title as part number If you assigned a part identifier number in the title box of the Summary Info for the part, you can use that identifier in the bill of materials.
Use the document note font when creating the table When selected, the BOM uses the text font specified for Note in Document Properties - Notes. Otherwise, the font specified in the BOM template is used. Choose one of the following to specify the way to list subassemblies and their components in the bill of materials:

Show parts only

Select this option to list only parts in the bill of materials. Subassemblies are not listed; their components are listed as individual items.

Show top level subassemblies and parts only

Select this option to list parts and subassemblies in the bill of materials. Each subassembly type is an item; the individual subassembly components are not listed.

Show assemblies and parts in an indented list

Subassemblies are listed as items; subassembly components are shown below the subassembly to which they belong, but without item numbers.

Use table anchor point The standard templates supplied with the software include an anchor point for placing the BOM in a specific location on the sheet. To use the point, select this option, then select a location in Anchor point coincident to to set the anchor point (Top Left, Top Right, and so on). If you do not use the anchor point, the BOM is placed on the sheet near the selected view.
Anchor point coincident to Controls the direction in which the table expands when adding new columns or rows.

Top Left

New columns extend to the right and new rows extend below the anchor point.

Top Right

New columns extend to the left and new rows extend below the anchor point.

Bottom Left

New columns extend to the right and new rows extend above the anchor point.

Bottom Right

New columns extend to the left and new rows extend above the anchor point.

Add new items by extending top border of table New components are always added at the bottom of the table, and the rest of the table shifts upward. The last row of the table remains in the same position on the drawing sheet. This option applies only when you do not use an anchor point.


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