I was told there is a way to combine the lengths of the same spec pipe you use in an assembly, all pipes I use is from the content centre and I just can't seem to find how to make it one pipe with the length of all the pipes added together in the parts list.
Any help would really be greatly appreciated!
Inventor will add up the totals for each file used from CC. If the file is 12" long and is used 10 times in the IAM then it will add up to 120". It must be the same file not type of item. RMB on the BOM and slect Edit Parts List, upper LH icon is the Colum Chooser. It will allow you to add the columns you need as done below.ot the type of material.
Thank you blair,
I got that sorted. Just one more thing, if i have three of the same type of item (not the same file) but with different lengths(QTY'S) how would I get that into 'one'?
If even possible?(see attached)
Thanks again for your help I really appreciate it.
BOM rolls parts up by Part Number and only by Part Number (hoping that will change some day). Since your length is in your part number, I would suggest editing the family table in the CC, and removing the length form Part Number. That way all parts of that spec will be placed with the value of Part Number the same. BOM will allow them to roll up when you use "Merge by Part Number", and the length parameters SHOULD add up in your QTY column. Should.
Our part numbers are actually the stock number for that pipe spec... but the theory is the same. note I have a unit qty shown as well as a total length for each size pipe.
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