By default, instruments are not output to the BOM table in the out-of-box styles. To add instruments to the BOM table, please add a new group for Instruments to the AggregatedList/Groups element. As an illustration, I have added such a group at the end of the XML snippet below.
Add below into </AggregatedList> in isoconfig.xml
<Label Name=”instrument” />
<Sort SortBy="Type ASC"/>
E.g. Red text are the location which should be added.
<Group Name="PIPE SUPPORTS">
<RowFilter Filter="Support" />
<Label Name="pipe supports" />
<Column Name="Category" />
<Column Name="Code" />
<Sort SortBy="Type ASC,Size ASC" />
<Label Name="instrument" />
<Sort SortBy="Type ASC"/>
<AggregatedList xsi:type="IsoCompositeDataListConfig" Name="ShopMaterials">
<RowFilter Filter="ItemCodeNotNullAndCategoryFabItem" />
If BOM is separated into Fabrication & Erection items, then we should also add above into ShopMaterials and FieldMaterials </AggregatedList> as well.
Excuse me, I added it and it did not show anything in the extracted iso. I added the lines in red to the xml file for shop anf for field also, but it did not work. Did I miss anything?
when you extracted, you selected the correct Iso Style for the isoconfig you changed?
The IsoConfig.xml looks perfect! There is, however, one other thing you need to do. Now, that you have a way of identifying & grouping instruments, you will need to 'define' an area (or a row template) in your Iso.dwt template file so that the iso engine knows that it has to populate that area with the newly created instruments group. If you open up the Iso.dwt file, this is what it would look like.
Just copy and paste the 2 rows for 'VALVES <valves>' and rename it to 'INSTRUMENTS <instrument>'. The value in the angle brackets is the label that helps identifies what components should go in there (This SHOULD match the label in the newly created group in IsoConfig.xml)
That's it. Try it out and let me know. Hope it works!
I am trying to get the id callout on the actual isometric called out. The bom portion of the instrument worked great based on your suggestion but I can't get the id (bom item #) to be called out on the iso. Any clue how to make that work?
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