SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 BOM Restructure

October 5, 2008 7 Comments »
SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 BOM Restructure

SolidWorks 2009 has been out long enough now that most of the “major” enhancements have probably been talked about on quite a few sites across the web.  Here’s an enhancement that I have noticed hasn’t gotten much press.  That enhancement is the ability to restructure Bills of Materials (BOM) in Drawings.

This video tip will show a simple example of this new capability that for some companies could be a game changer.  I know that is an awfully big statement, but think about a situation where for assembly speed reasons, sub-assemblies are used in SolidWorks, yet build procedures call for parts and assemblies to be grouped differently.  This functionality can support these instances.  I’ve only tested it on a few assemblies, but it seems to work very well and is pretty easy to pick up.  Click on the link below to see the Video Tip.

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  • rdo

    Thanks so much for this information. We were trying to do this in 2008 but couldn't, so this is reason enough for us to upgrade.

  • rdo,

    I'm glad you found the video useful. I was a bit surprised that no one commented on it when I posted it. I think this new functionality will benefit many users out there.


  • Minh

    hello Ricky Jordan !
    I come from VietNam
    i'm student _machenical
    i found that solidworks is veryuseful for my job
    so that i've study it for 2 years and have some knowlege
    but i think that's not enough in my future job when i graduate
    i hope you will share alot of documentary for me
    because i know that learning is the key to every thing
    thanks alot !

  • Hi Minh,

    I'm glad you like the site. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see added to the site, please let me know.


  • I know that is an awfully big statement, but think about a situation where for assembly speed reasons, sub-assemblies are used in SolidWorks, yet build procedures call for parts and assemblies to be grouped differently. This functionality can support these instances.

  • pokerface

    inform many people like me.. a video that very useful..

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