Named BOMs (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)

You can save computed BOMs and SOLIDWORKS BOMs as named BOMs, to take a snapshot of the BOM for an assembly or drawing.

You can check in and check out named BOMs, modify values, and add items to the BOM. For example, you can add items such as glue to a named BOM, even if you do not include glue in the original SOLIDWORKS assembly.

A named BOM has the same column configuration as the BOM from which it is derived. A named BOM is treated as a standalone document. If you update the assembly or the assembly bill of materials table, you need to update the named BOM to reflect the changes.

You can use named BOMs to save a specific configuration or layout for an assembly, or to save a BOM in a particular format.

You can use a named BOM in your enterprise workflow. For example, your SOLIDWORKS PDM administrator can set up the workflow to route a BOM through a lifecycle process as it is viewed and approved by different members of your product team.