Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Item numbers and their display, part of Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tools.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to be talking about items numbers. There might be a couple of questions on the exam that're going to ask you to either find out what an item number is or maybe rearrange your item numbers. Let's go ahead and click on this bill of materials here. You can see that one there. Over here on the left hand side, we have this thing called configurations. Right now, we're using default configuration, but we also have a couple different configurations. You can choose which configuration the bill of materials is applying to. Make sure you know about that. Same thing with down here is part configuration grouping.
You can display them all as one item number, or you can display configurations as the same part with separate item numbers. In this case here, display all configurations at the same part as one item. A lot of times when you're working with a bill of materials, they're going to specify which one of these part configuration groupings they'd like you to put in there. If you don't choose the right one, you're probably going to get the wrong answer there. Make sure you pay close attention to this grouping here and how that item is shown. Same thing with keep missing items down here.
You get the option of replacing an item or other different ways you can either show it, get rid of it, and so on. In this case here, it says keep both with new item number for replacement. Couple different things here. It's a little bit confusing, but just keep in mind whatever they ask for on the exam, you got to make sure that you have those things right here. Now, down here a little bit further, make sure your item numbers generally always start with one and you're incrementing by one. If you were to put a five in here, those items numbers would then increment by five. Notice over here they change from one, six, 11, 16, and so on.
If you change it back to one, they should go back to one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven just like we had before. If we scroll down just a little bit further, you can see that we also have the options for following the assembly order. We have the option for do not change item numbers if, for instance, if we want to rearrange or sort these items in the bill of materials, and we didn't want the item numbers to change. You could turn this on right here. More thank likely, you're not going to want to do that. Again, that might be something that they might specify on the exam to make sure you have that and you know where it is in the bill of materials options list.
Those are the couple of things you just want to make sure you're aware of, where they are, and how to make them either work or not work on your bill of materials so you're getting the right answers and finding the right items when you need them.
- Downloading the testing software
- Working with drawing views
- Accessing data in the bill of materials
- Using equations with BOM data
- Importing model items
- Creating complex views
- Sample exam questions and answers