Organize Bills of Materials by Book in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Article by John Lieber on Jan 30, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical provides a method of organizing your electrical projects through the use of 'books'. These books can be used, for example, to separate sub-systems within a project. The default SOLIDWORKS Electrical Bill of Materials report (Bill of Materials grouped by manufacturer) includes the components from an entire project instead of consolidating the components and their quantities by the books defined.

There is a report (Bill of Materials sorted by reference per book) that will generate a set of reports that define the components and quantities based on the books they are placed in. It is identical to the default report, with the exception that it will base its contents on each book’s components, as mentioned above.

When creating a custom report where you would like to define its contents based on books, you will need to select the option “One report by book” located on the Layout tab in the report properties.

Organizing Bill of Materials by Book in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Setting the report option of ‘One report by book’ will cause SOLIDWORKS Electrical to define each of the BOMs' contents based on the books you have created in your project. This allows the user to create individual reports based on components and quantities specified within each book.

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About John Lieber

Johnathen is a Sr. Applications Engineer at our GoEngineer with over 15 years of technical experience, 13+ of which has focused on SOLIDWORKS. He has a unique perspective of having worked as a SOLIDWORKS Application Engineer and Trainer, which fosters an understanding of the user requirements with the system capabilities, allowing for quick resolution to business problems. Johnathen has experience in business process development, configuration, administration, training, installation, software development, and troubleshooting. His training style is focused on simplicity for the end user and administrators while providing excellent functionality.

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