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Bill of Materials

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by ralemalph, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. ralemalph

    ralemalph Member

    Does anyone know how to make a column which shows the weight of each part, but totalized over the quantity (= quantity * weight).

    In case of having an assembly containing subassemblies, I would like to have the BOM also build up per each subassembly.

    Does anyone know the trick for that?
  2. Oldbelt

    Oldbelt Senior Member

    I have often wanted to have total weight of an assembly.
    The only way, I so far have found is to export the BOM as an exel file and
    make the calc. : quantity * weight and the assembly weight sum there.

    The other thing you ask for is a partslist with subassembly levels,
    Alibre has not such a list. A work around is to built it in exel.
  3. ralemalph

    ralemalph Member

    Hi Oldbelt,

    Thanks for answering.

    Yes, up till now I also only found the solution by exporting the BOM into Excel.

    Still hope to find a solution within GM.

    Kind regards,

  4. M00m137

    M00m137 Member

    I'd like to do something similar for cost, too - it would be nice to have a running total when trying out options.
  5. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Have you tried the 'Total Weight' property ?
  6. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Obvious really but only just thought of it - total weight of an assembly, place it in a higher level assembly and produce the BoM for that.

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