Learn how to work with the BOM.
- [Instructor] In this video, we're continuing along with the same bill of materials we added in the last movie, on the same assembly here and I want to start sorting that bill of materials. Let's go ahead and zoom in and, as you can see here, we have a bill of materials and, if I click on it, I can actually switch over from a indented style of BOM over here to the parts only style. Go ahead and click OK. And now you can see this is clearly not sorted, so let's go ahead and just, to get into a sorting, it's pretty straight-forward and simple. Just right-click and come down here to Sort, all right? So now I have the ability to sort either by part number, item number, or any of the different columns you happen to have in that bill of materials.
Of course, you can be ascending or descending. Then, you can actually do a secondary sort, if you'd like to do that, as well. As well as a third sorting. So, we have a bunch of different options of how we'd like to do that. Let's go ahead and try this one out here as far as the description. Make that our secondary sort. And then go ahead and just click on OK. So now it's 1-2-3. Obviously, there's no four here, but 5-6-7. Everything's sorted. It looks pretty good. So, we're probably going to need to use the Sort command when you're working on the exam to then find out a part number or sort through it and they're probably going to ask you for, like, what is Item Number 3's Quantity? And that will be your input for the exam.
So, make sure you know how to use that Sort command. It's pretty straight forward and easy to use, but if you didn't know where it was, now you do.
- 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