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Managing SOLIDWORKS BOM templates using BOM+

BOM+ templates are located in %localappdata%\Xarial\CADPlusToolset\BomTemplates location.

BOM Templates files
BOM Templates files

In order to create new template select the corresponding command from the context menu

Create new template file
Create new template file

To edit existing template double-click on the file and the editor will be opened.

BOM+ Templates Editor
BOM+ Templates Editor

  1. Name of the template to display in the templates selector
  2. Type of the BOM
    • Flat - all items are promoted to a top level
    • Indented - items are preserving hierarchical structure
    • Top Level Only - only top level items are displayed
  3. Filter to include part files
  4. Filter to include assembly files
  5. Filter to include cut-list items
  6. Filter to include non-modeled items
  7. List of columns in this Bill Of Material tables and the names
  8. Source of the value for the column
    • Name - name of the item (file name, configuration name, etc.)
    • Configuration Name - Name of the referenced configuration of the component
    • Part Number - BOM specific part number of the SOLIDWORKS file defined in the SOLIDWORKS configuration settings
    • Property - Value of the custom property for SOLIDWORKS file or property for the item
    • Quantity - quantity of this item in the structure
  9. Additional argument for the source of the value
    • Property - name of the custom property
    • All other sources - Not Applicable
  10. Group By option - indicates that rows must be additionally grouped based on the value in this column. If more than one group is specified - item will be grouped if all of the values in these columns are equal.
  11. File path of the current template
  12. Command to save current template
  13. Open additional backstage menu

BOM+ Templates Editor backstage menu
BOM+ Templates Editor backstage menu

  1. Save current template file
  2. Save a copy of the current template to another file
  3. Open help page
  4. Open about dialog

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