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Bill of Materials/Cutlist table for part studios

aaron_clarkeaaron_clarke Member Posts: 2

Is there a way to create a cutlist or BOM in a drawing for a collection of inseparable parts (welded together)? I have a part studio that contains five parts, two of these parts make one component and have a part number, and the other three parts are another component. There are two main reasons I ask.
  1. The necessity to create an assembly in order to generate a drawing results in the presence of both a Part Studio and an assembly that requires release. This also requires that both parts are ready for release at the same time in the parts studio.
  2. These inseparable parts demand a unique part number for release, and I am seeking an efficient way to handle this without the need for individual assignments. In this regard, I am contemplating the addition of a suffix, such as "-01."
I am sure this has been asked before, but I could not find any other posts. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,590 PRO
    I'm thinking either a composite part could work, or using an assembly with the option set to "show assembly only" so the parts don't show up on the BOM.

    If you only want to rev-control the "collection" of parts, you can also set the parts themselves to "not revision managed" so you only release the assembly (or composite part). If you do that you don't even need to formally assign part numbers to the individual parts.

    You could also create a drawing that only references the assembly and still show the parts one by one if needed using display states to avoid any direct reference to the the parts (although it doesn't matter if you don't rev-manage the parts themselves)

    We often add a suffix for related items like "-A" for an assembly if an assembly uses the part's number or "-P" for a part where we are only interested in the assembly (a sheet metal part with inserts is a good example where only "care" about the assembly. We have also used "-01" for an assembly that is ordered as one part number from a supplier...

    We also have our properties setup with a "vendor" and "vendor part number" fields so we can actually uses this on a BOM directly if we are too restricted by the hard rules Onshape imposes on part/assembly numbers... The main downside is having the part number "manually" assigned (but we have a "master list" that lives outside of CAD so we already use copy/paste anyway so the tradeoff works for us...) 
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    Dexter_YanagisawaDexter_Yanagisawa Member Posts: 2 PRO
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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,035 PRO
    I was thinking of creating a BOM table in a part studio, but fear I might get struck by lightening.

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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,035 PRO
    If the new derive is as good as it seems, I'll write a custom bom table for a PS. This is long over due.
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