This idea is for a request to add Creo View Bill of Material Output based on selected components. The current options are "pick assembly" or "entire structure". My picture shows the functionality I'm looking for which is to box select the geometry on the screen(in my case, the two tires) and then generate the Bill of Material based on the selection. Ideally, I'd like for the parent assemblies to also be included for "Hierarchical" output. The bottom part of the picture is showing the output Bill of Material of 35 pages which includes all the suspension components along with many other truck components in session.
The output of this Bill of Material could be included in a Windchill Search which could then be added to a Workspace for modifications. Ultimately, I'd like to recreate the assembly structure and position of only the selected components for loading in Creo Parametric.
Pick assembly has it's limitations as you can only pick one assemlby out of the model tree. In my real world example, I wanted the parts associated with engine mounts(engine), frame rail(chassis) and front suspension spring hanger(suspension). I had 12,000 objects open in Creo View and these parts were from 3 different assemblies.