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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Gleisson, Sep 3, 2017.

    1. Gleisson

      Gleisson New Member

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      Hello,
      Can anybody help me with the following:
      I created a drawer using weldments and inserted a few dowels
      than by using split command I created many bodies for an assembly, but now when I create the BOM all the dowels shows as separate item! How then do I make it show as on item with only quantity to display how many are in the assembly if I cannot save the files with the same name? or is there a way to do that?
      Many thanks
       
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    3. willwang

      willwang New Member

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      It will not works. though you split whole part to many small parts,but you didn't difined all with diffrent names, please do it as i said you will see what you want:)
       
    4. john12

      john12 Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      So you're saying that all of the dowels are different Parts in the Assembly (eg. different file names), but you want them to all show as the same part?

      Can you replace all of the dowels in the Assembly with the same Part using 'Replace Component'?
       
    5. GoodCat

      GoodCat Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      When a SolidWorks BOM table is formed, it automatically builds it by the names of the incoming components. You need to make all components the same with the same name. If the components have a difference: for example, some sizes change, then you need to create a configuration.

      To create a configuration manually:

      1. In a part or assembly document, click on the ConfigurationManager shortcut at the top of the FeatureManager design tree to go to ConfigurationManager.

      2. In ConfigurationManager, right-click on the name of the part or assembly and select Add Configuration.

      3. In the Add Configuration PropertyManager dialog box, enter a name for the configuration and specify properties for the new configuration.

      4. Click.

      5. Click the shortcut to the FeatureManager design tree to return to the FeatureManager design tree.

      6. Modify the model accordingly to create constructive options.

      You can create multiple configurations for one part, the name of the part will be the same but its size will be different.

      When you create a configuration specification table automatically reflected in it.
       
    6. GoodCat

      GoodCat Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      If you just want the different parts to have single item numbers and the designation in the table will not work for you automatically, you need to fix it manually. You can delete extra positions and you can rename those positions that you need.
       

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