SOLIDWORKS – Total Assembly Quantity, More than a BOM

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At times, it's important to know the total quantity of items for the complete(d) assembly – not just at each level. While there are several BOM types in SOLIDWORKS, not even the "indented" BOM type will total up the values from each sub assembly for the "grand total" of the entire assembly. Here we'll show how to go about this using "Assembly Visualization." The picture above shows a "Top Level" type of BOM. The item of focus will be the […]

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How to change part quantity in a Bill of Material without editing the Drawing BOM

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During a support call, this question came up. The customer stated, "My assembly has a total of 75 wire ties. I only have 1 part file inserted in my assembly but I want to show 75 as a quantity in my Bill of Material. How can I do this?"  There are 3 ways that I can think of off the top of my head. Pick and choose which one is the best solution for you unless you have one of […]

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SOLIDWORKS BOM Showing Incorrect Information

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I recently had a technical support call from a customer who was trying to copy an existing project of assembly files and part files to make another project that was similar but different.  They had renamed the files with new part file and assembly file names, but the BOM information which was to show these new part names wasn't.  It was showing the old file names instead.  So after some head scratching, I checked to see if these files had […]

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