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How to combine imported assemblies into single line item in flattened BOM

rob_rowlandrob_rowland Member Posts: 19 PRO
For example if I import a ball bearing assembly, which might have 20 bodies (inner race, outer race, balls, cage, shields, etc.), it is showing up at 20 unique parts when I view it in a flattened BOM when it comes time to order components.  
This makes the BOM very difficult to use if you aren't the person who designed it.    I then have to copy the BOM to a spreadsheet, and manually fix all the instances where this occurs, which means I ultimately spend more time dealing with BOMs than if I had just used Solidworks.   
How can this be fixed?   Is there a way to merge multibody parts to show as a single part (not an assembly) within Onshape?

Comments

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,029 PRO
    You can either set all but one race to "excluded from bom" in thier properties.


    Or you can boolean union everything to a single body.
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,331
    ^^^ We are very aware of this need/work-flow and are working on something for you ;)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
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