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Export BOM From Windchill

Poshboy
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Export BOM From Windchill

Is it possible to export a bom configured to suit a simplified representation from CREO?

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joe_morton
14-Alexandrite
(To:Poshboy)

From my past investigations, no.

Creo considers simplified representations as different ways to open a model - but it's the same model. With assemblies, that means all the simplified reps should have 1 BOM and 1 part number. If there were different BOMs, then you'd have to move to different models or use a family table.

 

You can of course, modify the WTPart structure manually after the CAD model is checked in.

 

Alternatively, I did find a method for omitting from the BOM an instance of a model in Creo, and having that update Windchill.  This documentation talks about SolidWorks, but it works for Creo as well: https://support.ptc.com/help/wnc/r11.2.0.0/en/index.html#page/Windchill_Help_Center/WWGMSWAdvTechSol...

I then provided a guide for our users to display my new attribute in their tree so they can set the parameter for each part they want to omit from the Windchill BOM -  Reference: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS195605?&language=en&posno=2&q=show%20component%20parameters...

 

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That is a great question! I am not aware of a BOM filter based on Simplified Reps, but I have not looked for it before either. Interested to hear the comments on this one.

Thanks Scott.

joe_morton
14-Alexandrite
(To:Poshboy)

From my past investigations, no.

Creo considers simplified representations as different ways to open a model - but it's the same model. With assemblies, that means all the simplified reps should have 1 BOM and 1 part number. If there were different BOMs, then you'd have to move to different models or use a family table.

 

You can of course, modify the WTPart structure manually after the CAD model is checked in.

 

Alternatively, I did find a method for omitting from the BOM an instance of a model in Creo, and having that update Windchill.  This documentation talks about SolidWorks, but it works for Creo as well: https://support.ptc.com/help/wnc/r11.2.0.0/en/index.html#page/Windchill_Help_Center/WWGMSWAdvTechSol...

I then provided a guide for our users to display my new attribute in their tree so they can set the parameter for each part they want to omit from the Windchill BOM -  Reference: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS195605?&language=en&posno=2&q=show%20component%20parameters...

 

Thank you for taking the time to reply, I will take a look at your suggestions when I get some downtime later in the week. 

ZY_10202372
5-Regular Member
(To:Poshboy)

It would be really good if we can export the BOM structure directly from windchill or Creo View. Especially the full BOM structure from top level to the ground. Additionally I expect ERPs to have this function too. We see the structure everyday, so why can't we bring it to excel, haha

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