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BOM Item

jcolon
3-Visitor

BOM Item

I have a very extensive BOM and there is one specific Item that has the part number and description blank. I have no idea where this item is as my model tree is filled with assemblies and sub-assemblies going down atleast 5 levels each.

Is there an easy way to search for the location of an item from the BOM? I know if I select the component in a process drawing, then it highlights the BOM and I can select it from there, but I need to find it in the model tree.


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StephenWilliams
22-Sapphire III
(To:jcolon)

I don't know of a way to get from a component selected in a drawing to it's location in the model tree.

You can however use the find tool (binoculars at the bottom right hand corner of the window). You'll have to change the "LOOK IN" from the drawing to the assembly in question, change "LOOK FOR" to component, key in (or select from the drop down arrow)the name of the component, then FIND. Once you select the component in the find tool, it highlights the component in the window and expands to and highlights in the model tree as well.

find-tool.jpg

Other way:

If you open the assembly and select the component in the assembly, you can right click - LOCATE IN MODEL TREE.

Another way, in the assembly, is to use the search at the top of the model tree.

model-tree-search.jpg

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StephenWilliams
22-Sapphire III
(To:jcolon)

I don't know of a way to get from a component selected in a drawing to it's location in the model tree.

You can however use the find tool (binoculars at the bottom right hand corner of the window). You'll have to change the "LOOK IN" from the drawing to the assembly in question, change "LOOK FOR" to component, key in (or select from the drop down arrow)the name of the component, then FIND. Once you select the component in the find tool, it highlights the component in the window and expands to and highlights in the model tree as well.

find-tool.jpg

Other way:

If you open the assembly and select the component in the assembly, you can right click - LOCATE IN MODEL TREE.

Another way, in the assembly, is to use the search at the top of the model tree.

model-tree-search.jpg

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I actually found it (after about an hour of searching). I had to go item by item and open each and every assembly and sub assembly in order to finally find it. I was just hoping there was an easier way to find it.

The problem I was faced is that in the DRW I had an item but the part number and description were both blank, therefor I did not know what item this particular row in my BOM was referencing. I updated the parameters in the Model tree and it fixed the BOM, but I couldn't search it with the binoculars because all of it's parameters were blank and I didn't know the model it was referencing (thanks to the design engineer).

Thanks for the assist non-the-less.

StephenWilliams
22-Sapphire III
(To:jcolon)

Maybe to help when someone looks for this in the future, if you are missing parameters and don't know the part number of the offending component, temporarily add the repeat region parameter &asm.mbr.NAME to your repeat region (or change one of the columns to that) so you can see the filename of the component missing.

DonSenchuk
5-Regular Member
(To:jcolon)

If your BOM Table is reading model parameters (which is sounds like it is) add those parameters to your model tree using the Column Display functionality. Once you turn off display of everything except components, a quick scroll through the model tree should make it obvious which models are missing entries for the parameters.

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