Modify your BOM to look the way you want it to

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I have recently received several questions from customers regarding BOM’s.  There seems to be some confusion on how to modify your BOM.  If you would like to change the order of your parts in your BOM but you don’t want to change the order of your parts in the assembly, all you need to do is make sure that your BOM is not set to “Follow Assembly Order” when you insert your BOM.  As long that is not selected you can simply select the row you want to move and hover your mouse over the numbers on the far left hand side of the BOM until you see a gray arrow.  At that point, you can drag that row and place it anywhere you like.  You can also follow the same procedure to move a column to the location of your choice.  One last tip…If you already have a BOM in place that has “follow assembly order” selected, you can simply select the BOM.  In the upper left hand corner of the BOM select the “cross hairs”, this will bring up the BOM property manager and allow you to turn off your “follow assembly order”.  This will aid you in designing the way you want.

Phil Whitaker