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Managing SOLIDWORKS BOM in Windows Files Explorer using BOM+


Bill Of Materials can be loaded directly from Windows File Explorer by accessing the BOM+ command in the context menu when selecting SOLIDWORKS file (.sldasm)

BOM+ command in the context menu of Windows File Explorer
BOM+ command in the context menu of Windows File Explorer

This feature does not utilize SOLIDWORKS API, so it is not required to have SOLIDWORKS installed on the machine to use this feature. It is however required to have SOLIDWORKS Document Manager SDK installed. SOLIDWORKS Document Manager SDK is available in the SOLIDWORKS download package.

Note, it is not required to request Document Manager License key to use Properties+ - it is just required to have SDK installed.

SOLIDWORKS Document Manager SDK is automatically installed with the following programs:

  • SOLIDWORKS
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Client
  • SOLIDWORKS eDrawings

If any of the above is installed on the machine - it is not required to install SOLIDWORKS Document Manager SDK.

BOM+ stand-alone ribbon
BOM+ stand-alone ribbon

  1. Bill Of Materials template drop-down
  2. Expand all items in the BOM
  3. Collapse all items in the BOM
  4. Path to current file
  5. File backstage menu

BOM+ stand-alone backstage
BOM+ stand-alone backstage

  1. Export current Bill of Materials to external file
  2. Open templates location
  3. Update templates if were modified
  4. Open help page
  5. Open about dialog

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