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How to keep an openBoM BOM sorted in Onshape Drawing

oleg_shilovitskyoleg_shilovitsky Member, Developers Posts: 126 PRO

The latest openBoM update allows to sort BOM in Onshape drawing by Balloon number 

You can get details here. 

https://medium.com/@openbom/how-to-keep-an-openbom-bom-sorted-in-onshape-drawing-33c9eb8be603#.u3yjell52

Comments

  • jackson_kingjackson_king OS Professional Posts: 80 PRO
    Nice work openBoM team!
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,878 PRO
    Just working out how to get a OpenBoM into a drawing. The video on the link above was helpful to get the columns in the right positions.

    I am wondering now if I can change Quantity to Qty.  and Balloon Number to Number or No. ? This would reduce the width of the columns with only small numbers in them to save space. Also help as the table resizes when doing an update in the drawing
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  • oleg_shilovitskyoleg_shilovitsky Member, Developers Posts: 126 PRO
    edited March 2017
    @brucebartlett

    Unfortunately, you cannot rename these properties in current versions, because of the way we hardcoded them in Onshape openBOM template. But we are aware about the problem of property customization. We are working to provide user defined templates to support customization of Onshape BOM and we would considering to support alias to property there (today it is supported for regular openBoM properties). A possible workaround is to change property names already in Onshape for the moment.  Sorry about this limitation for the moment. 

    Best, Oleg
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,878 PRO
    Oleg,

    Is there a way to get the new properties into your an existing OpenBoM now included in the Onshape Doc, ie Vendor, Titles 1,2 &3 ?
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  • oleg_shilovitskyoleg_shilovitsky Member, Developers Posts: 126 PRO
    @brucebartlett

    Not for the moment. It will come in April with the next openBoM production update. 
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,878 PRO
    Thanks, I will wait till then. Looking forward to it.
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  • oleg_shilovitskyoleg_shilovitsky Member, Developers Posts: 126 PRO
    @brucebartlett

    Unfortunately, you cannot rename these properties in current versions, because of the way we hardcoded them in Onshape openBOM template. But we are aware about the problem of property customization. We are working to provide user defined templates to support customization of Onshape BOM and we would considering to support alias to property there (today it is supported for regular openBoM properties). A possible workaround is to change property names already in Onshape for the moment.  Sorry about this limitation for the moment. 

    Best, Oleg

    @brucebartlett

    It is possible now to rename all properties in OpenBOM and they will come to Onshape renamed. 
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,878 PRO
    Thank @oleg_shilovitsky I'll try that out

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