Best Practices to use indented BOM in SOLIDWORKS
Generally, the main purpose of indented BOM in SOLIDWORKS is to show all the parts inside an assembly and subassembly in detail.
Sometimes when we use a standard assembly component item in SOLIDWORKS for creating a model which is a bought-out and SOLIDWORKS consider that as an assembly and it will list all the part in that assembly in indented BOM. Since it is a bought-out item our requirement will be it needs to appear as a single part in our BOM
If we save that assembly as a part and use it in the assembly all the kinematic motion will be lost. And we can’t use the motion in the assembly
Let me insert an assembly to the assembly and then take the BOM for example.
In this case, the hydraulic cylinder line item number 6 is a brought our item, and we need it as a single line item, lets's see how we can do it in this blog
Open the assembly of the hydraulic cylinder and then go to the configuration
Select and right-click on the configuration.
Under the Bill of material option, choose “Hide”. The hide option will hide all the parts in this assembly BOM.
Now Let me insert this part into the assembly and then take the BOM for example.
The hydraulic cylinder line item number 6 is a brought as item, and it is still an assembly with all the constrain and motion. Now it will show as a single line item in assembly indented BOM in SOLIDWORKS.
I hope this blog is helpful for all, apply this in your BOM creation and simplify your work.