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BOM.fmt filtering - formating

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BOM.fmt filtering - formating

Hello all,

I would like to produce a specific BOM text file, in order to use it
with our 2D nesting software.

In this BOM text file I would like to have only the components (rows)
whose parameter PROCESS is equal to LASER. Is there any way to apply
such kind of filter? Is there something similar to the repeat region's
filters?

I tried also using simplified representations but the BOM file seems
that is not "following" the simprep.

thanks in advance.

Vassilis Anagnostopoulos

SPIDER SA
Industrial Area - Rodotopi
45500 - Ioannina
Greece
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RE: BOM.fmt filtering - formating

To be a bit more clear on what you're wanting are you looking for only a visual table listing for a drawing or are you wanting an actual note block with instance specific information? If it's the visual table that can be done by an filtering line in your each of your column which looks for certain values, you'll have to play with it to find what works right. If your looking for a text block you can create a custom symbol and have a mapkey run it for placement. I've attached screen shots for both. Hope one of thesehelps.


Matt Bracht


Senior Design Engineer


The GSI Group


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BOM.fmt filtering - formating

Hi Matt, all,

thanks for the reply. Obviously my question was not so clear, so I will
try to explain below.
First of all I would like to output a text file like this:


s:\parts\601446,4,10
s:\parts\601447,2,10
s:\parts\601460,1,10
s:\parts\601461,1,10
s:\parts\601393,1,10
s:\parts\601394,1,10
s:\parts\671000,1,10

To do this I go through menu *Info>Bill of Material* and then I select
*Top level* and finally output to *file*.
Then ProE outputs a text file according to the format specified by the
BOM.fmt file. (Config option bom_format=Y:\formats\bom.fmt).

My question comes here. ProE outputs _every_ component of the assembly,
to this text file. In our case we want to output _only_ the components
whose parameter PROCESS is equal to LASER. How can we do this?

For example in the output below, the red rows should not appear, because
the parameter PROCESS of the corresponding components, is not LASER.

s:\parts\600201_SHRINK,1,10
s:\parts\601446,4,10
s:\parts\601447,2,10
s:\parts\601460,1,10
s:\parts\601461,1,10
s:\parts\DD674501,1,10
s:\parts\601393,1,10
s:\parts\601394,1,10
s:\parts\601395,1,10
s:\parts\671000,1,10
s:\parts\IHSA0203,4,10

Is there any way to do this filtering?

Below you can see the contents of the bom.fmt file.

.summary
.row s:\parts\%$name,%$quantity,10

Thank you very much in advance for your time and effort.

Ooh, I forgot to mention that we are still using ProE WF4.

Vassilis Anagnostopoulos

SPIDER SA
Industrial Area - Rodotopi
45500 - Ioannina
Greece