Bill of Materials Overview

You can insert a Bill of Materials into drawings and assemblies.

A drawing can contain a table-based Bill of Materials or an Excel-based Bill of Materials, but not both.

The table-based Bill of Materials is based on SOLIDWORKS tables and includes:

  • Templates
  • Anchors
  • Quantities for configurations
  • Whether to keep items that have been deleted from the assembly
  • Zero quantity display
  • Excluding assembly components
  • Following assembly order
  • Item number control
  • Ability to open parts and assemblies from the table. (Right-click a row and select Open <model>.)
  • Ability to lock the BOM.

You can specify a starting Item Number, then set the Increment value by which the item numbers will increase.

You can include detailed weldment cut lists in BOMs.