Learn how to turn on our BOM table in our view and use customer sizing, space, and columns as needed.
- [Instructor] In many cases, I may want to add additional information or customize my bill of materials. So let's say I want to add an additional column to my bill of material table. I can do that by jumping into my BOM panel here, and within my BOM panel I have a configure bill of materials columns button, and if I just click that, the configure columns window will automatically pop up, and here we can see all of the available properties I have available to choose from.
So I can just scroll down this list, grab whatever property I'd like to throw into this table, and move it over to my displayed properties. Now it's important to notice here that my available properties of just my standard properties dropdown here, that's all the properties within Composer. But if I hit that dropdown, I have a few other options as well. What I can do is actually I can use meta-properties, and this is very useful, because these actually pull the properties directly from SOLIDWORKS.
So if our SOLIDWORKS designers or engineers threw in a bunch of information within their SOLIDWORKS files, we can pull from that information as well. So let's say I'm just going to run through a few of these properties, and I'll try to find material, maybe I want to add the material to my bill of materials. So I just grab the material, or whatever property you'd like, and just push it over to my displayed properties. See, now it's been added to the list, and if I hit apply, I can actually see that that's now automatically been applied to my bill of materials, and I can see the material coming in to my table here.
Now I also may want to reorder or reorganize my table. So for example right now material's coming in at the end, maybe I want to move it over so quantity is at the end, and I can do that very easily as well, I can just grab my material, and move it up or down the list as required. So I'm just going to move it up one, and again hit apply, and I can see those changes being applied, so now I've added a new column, I've moved it over, so it's in the correct order I was looking for here.
And once I'm happy I can just hit OK. So since that was a meta-property it's important to note that those material values were pulling directly from the SOLIDWORKS files. That maybe our designers or engineers input that information. Once I'm happy with this again, maybe just as a last step, I'd want to jump to my view and update that bill of material view, such that it has this new column information in it.
- Composer terminology
- Creating your first view and image output
- Changing actor and background properties
- Using the transform tools
- Inserting explode lines
- Adding textures
- Working with a Bill of Materials (BOM)