BOMs Away! Workbench Adds BOM Management
Sorry, I couldn’t resist a little BOM humor. But the new Workbench capability is no joke - we’ve added an easy-to-use BOM export capability to Workbench, enabling any Workbench user to generate a Bill of Materials with just a few clicks. This means that your engineering team and manufacturing team will always be on the same page.
Keep Manufacturing and Engineering on the same page
The best part about this functionality is that it's available to all Workbench users. Now your purchasing manager or supplier liaison doesn’t need to bother a CAD engineer to generate a BOM, and doesn’t need to enter items individually into Excel each time you change a revision. It's as simple as two clicks to get the list of components into Excel!
Here’s how it works
Step 1 - Select your assembly and choose “View Bill of Materials.”
Step 2 - Review the BOM - all the components are included along with quantity.
Note that each part is the latest revision.
Step 3 - Select the columns you want to export.
The columns include any custom fields in the CAD data.
Step 4 - Hit “Export to CSV” to get a CSV file.
Step 5 - Open your BOM spreadsheet!
What else do you need?
We’re just getting started with BOM functionality, so we’d love to hear from you:
- What do you think of our approach?
- What other BOM management features do you need?
- Who do you share BOMs with and how often?
- Do those people need additional capabilities that we could help with?
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