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Better BOM features

roryaronsonroryaronson Member Posts: 23 PRO
I'm trying out the OnShape Sample BOM app, which works great, but there are a few missing features that would make it much more usable:
  1. Sort the BOM by column so that I can more easily find components by name or part number or quantity rather than doing a CTRL+F with the browser.
  2. Save the BOM as a Tab within the workspace so that it doesn't need to be regenerated all the time via the app (which can take a while). Of course, the tab would ideally need to auto-update as the reference assembly updates. 
  3. Embed the BOM as a table in a drawing.
Actually, considering that BOMs are pretty important to CAD workflows, it would be useful if the BOM "app" was instead just a feature within the assemblies and drawings toolbars. So every assembly would automatically have a BOM created for it that could be displayed in a panel. It would auto-update as the assembly was changed. Then within drawings, there could be an import BOM button.

This would make BOM stuff awesome in OnShape.


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