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BOM and &rpt.index issue

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BOM and &rpt.index issue

A few days ago I noticed Solidworks 2013 came to a very nice thing. When making an assembly drawing one can number (arrange) BOM ballons sequentially on the drawing and things get automatically re-arranged in the table. I think they are the first one with this option.

 

CREO doesn't have this option, or is there a catch?

 

 

My other question is: I'm using &rpt.index in my table as a part position number. So, I need the position number in part drawings. Is there a possibility to read index into part drawings as a parameter?

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Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

yes, u can pre-define a parameter in part model which u can call in part drawing and also use it in BOM for ur indexing or ballooning. if u want more on this plz reply i can make a video tutorial for this.

Thanks and Regard
- Dalbeer

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

yes, I understand that. But I use rpt.index to give parts position numbers in assemblies. This is due the same parts go in different assemblies. I just want to "extract" this number to a part drawing.

If I give a position number to every part as a separate parameter it can cause problems in different assemblies. f.e. I have a part and give him position - number 10 and put this part into assembly which has only 7 positions. I hope you understand what I'm trying to explain.

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

I have faced similar problem, in a drawing there are assmeblies and bom with component marking through rpt index, and in the detail view of each component we can not have the automatic component marking. This is probably due to our view importing method. We placed a assembly and again placed the component of drawing assemblies as a new drawing model so it becomes independent.

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

You can use component parameters in an assembly instead of &rpt.index. They are only valid in the assembly in which they were created.

Reinhard

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

hi,

You can load the assembly into your part drawing then after placing the repeat region you can simply fix the region index and then filter out everything except for the part in the drawing.

That way you will get only one line of your BOM with the &rpt.index RR parameter.

You still should consider the user defined model parameter suggested here, such as SORT, that will give you better control over the indexes.

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

Thnx for this help. It will not be automatic however, solves my problem.

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

Hello, can you please describe how to add component parameters?

Actually, I do not understand how could this help solving my issue. I tryed to make part drawing of your demo model as a new sheet and automatically 'extract' the position number by putting the word &asm.mbr.cparam.pos in the table. But nothing happens. It is the same as with the &rpt.index. Am I doing something wrong?

thank you

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

I think you can have only one BOM of your assembly in your drawing. Try a new drawing.

Reinhard

Re: BOM and &rpt.index issue

No, I can have, but that is not a question. I just want to take the position index as a parameter and show it in the table of part drawing.