I am unable to create indented BOM in same as like Solidworks drawing (I have attached a Image). Please anyone suggest me, how can I get over this problem.
I am able to place indented (Sub-Assembly parts) in BOM but its getting continuous Index numbering 1, 2, 3....
I need Index numbers as follows
Thanks and Regards,
Naveen Kumar Gongu
I don't believe we have this kind of compound index.
Of course you could assign a string parameter to each component, that contains this index, then show this parameter in the BOM. But this is not the same as having an automatically created index.
Maybe someone has an idea about how this could be customized with a little more flexibility/automatism?
Will adding a string parameter to each component work?
What if a component appears in more than one level in the assembly?
It also requires modifying component files to add the parameters; What about Released items?
What if the component is used on more than one drawing?
I would save the expanded model tree as a text file and process it in Excel and manage it there.
It's an odd way to build a BOM; single item may have multiple index numbers.
Never tried, but I think with the parameter &rpt.level it's possible.
You might propably not need to create parameters on part level. Yeah, well, you still should use SORT parameter in each part, or something like that, to sort the BOM the way you need.
Apart from that, it seems like it could all be done with just repeat region relations.
Also when working with multi-level BOM don't forget about setting the repeat region atributes to "No Dup/Level".
No, definitely you should not use model parameters, but component parameters (i.e. parameters of the component feature in the assembly). Of course this will also require saving subassemblies, but it enables different index for multiple instances of the same model (in same or different subassemblies).
Still wonder, whether it is worth the efforts...