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How to arrange positions in BOM?

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How to arrange positions in BOM?

Hello,

I would need to arrange parts in bill of material so that they are in the same order as in the model tree.

i guess it is made by "sort regions" option but i have never used it...

The BOM now looks like folowing:

1.jpg

Thanks in advance

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Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Hi

Try this:

Select Repeat Region->Attributes, select the table and then set the region attributes as follows. region.jpg

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Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Hi

Try this:

Select Repeat Region->Attributes, select the table and then set the region attributes as follows. region.jpg

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Thanks for your quick reply.

As i noticed the command "recursive" shows all parts (including subassemblies) in the BOM - thats exactly what i need.

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Since my employer has a bit specific needs in terms of bill of material, i would need to show all parts of subassembies in BOM. It means if there are for example two subassemblies that are the same - in the BOM there should be 2subassemblies (it is ok) but each part of the subassembly should be shown 2times too. In the repeat region below it is wrong:

1.jpg 2.jpg

Is there some way to manage it?

thanks in advance

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Hi Tomas,

The solution is basically to choose No Duplicates in Repeat Region Attributes, which is gonna mess up with the order of all your parts/assemblies, and then use Sort Regions to get the Repeat Region behave the way you want.

Sort Region requires a user-defined parameter on model level, such as SORT. If some of the parts/assemblies haven't got this SORT type parameter then it is possible to tell the specific Repeat Region to give these models this specific SORT parameter via Repeat Region Relations.

Standard/Library parts usually don't have this SORT kind of parameter.

Basics about Sort Region are mentioned here.

http://communities.ptc.com/message/227294#227294

http://communities.ptc.com/message/176078#176078

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Hi Jakub

is there some way to add a relation to the rep.reg. to multiple some parts of the subassembly (showed on the pic) by 2 since there are 2 subassemblies in the drawing and your company uses it that way?

On the pic i added one more column where i wrote all quantities according our needs.

thanks in advance

T.

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Tomas,

Nope, I don't think there is a meaningful way to tell Repeat Region that this particular part is child of this particular subassembly.

If the said part would have some naming convetion similar to the parent subassembly then yes, with the extensive use of Model Level Relations and Repeat Region Relations, you could manage to tie up the quantities.

Of course if there are other subassemblies in the top level assembly then these would need to follow same logic as well, using a different naming convention from the other subassies, still recognizable by the Repeat Region Relations.

This is very easy to say and hard to do, but try to think of Repeat Region as a slave to the top level assembly. Think of it as being just one way associative, cause basically it is. Do whatever you can in your Part/Assembly relations, and do only what is really necesarry in Repeat Region Relations.

I'm talking from my own experience where I've had to rewrite 2,5k lines of code.

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Thanks for clarification.

of course, this BOM is very short but we have aslo many assemblies with 200 and more parts....

regarding the slave rep.reg.- since i have never used it do u mean it is another rep.reg.that explodes a subassembly in another table and the former one would be set up as flat, am i right?

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Hello all,

don´t understand what you exactly need. But NESTED REPEAT REGION can be a solution of your problem. Please see Creo help center or PTC forum for more information.

How does it work?

It will create a table that shows model tree structure.

For me it´s not easy describe how to create a nested repeat region. But in generall it´s a repeat region inside other repeat region. How many times you will put a repeat region into other one = so many sublevel assemblies you can show in table. (Czech translate: Repeat region vnořte do druhého repeat regionu. Toto můžete opakovat a podle počtu opakování vnoření se určí kolik úrovní podsestav budete v tabulce zobrazovat.)

This way l created a tables for different subaseblies levels.

Asembly structure lvl0 - it is a simply repeat region

Asembly structure lvl1 - shows 1 level of subasemblies

Asembly structure lvl2 - shows 2 level of subasemblies

Asembly structure lvl3 - ........

Usually l have 4 levels of subasemblies in my projects.

See attached files. There is an example of lvl2 table. It needs to be configure for your parameters.

Note:

Presents of slim colums with stars "*" is from the reason of easy import table into Excel. During import a TXT file to Excel you will choose "divide colmuns with user mark" and the mark will be star "*".

nested_repeat_region.jpg

Re: How to arrange positions in BOM?

Nice Milan,

I've totally forgot about nested repeat region, for me this was no solution.

Hopefully it will do the job for Tomas. Just because of quantities, messing with Repeat Region Relations is not a good idea.

I still stand behind that repeat region is just a dummy, and combining them, or using them to drive anything else isn't really a good idea.

Nesting is fine, but once you get to the point you need to use parameters such as &rpt.rel.userdefined which require Repeat Region Relations, then things get rather cumbersome.