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Exporting multi-level BOM to Excel

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01-26-2012 07:08 AM

I would like to export a multi-level BOM from Vault Professional 2012 to Excel, preferably by means of an easy (and fool-proof) procedure. I found that copy/paste fuctionality works after selecting all items in the BOM. However, the structure of the subassemblies/parts gets lost when pasting into Excel.


With the dedicated "Export" fuction the multi-level structure gets lost as well in the *.xls file. Exporting to html appeared to be a solution, but then I discovered that e.g. descriptions and supplier numbers are cropped when they exceed a certain length.


I know the "Export Items" fuctionality where you can add a BOM level indicator to each item, like e.g. 1.3.6. This information would be useful in the Excel document, but I prefer a less elaborate and more WYSIWYG approach than the "Export Items" procedure provides. Besides, the "Export Items" fuction is limited to released items only and sometimes I need to export the BOM of work-in-progress items as well.


Any help to find an easy way to export a complete multi-level BOM is most appreciated!

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Re: Exporting multi-level BOM to Excel

02-10-2012 02:40 AM in reply to: wouter_viavac

Little kick to the topic...

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Re: Exporting multi-level BOM to Excel

02-10-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: wouter_viavac

Unfortunately there is not a good solution beyond export as html. I have logged this with the development team and product design.

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Re: Exporting multi-level BOM to Excel

01-11-2013 01:54 AM in reply to: mollons

Has there been any development on this topic?

Exporting a multi-level BOM which shows all associative drawings and attachments is something that would be very useful to me.


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Re: Exporting multi-level BOM to Excel

09-17-2013 08:16 AM in reply to: robridings

As of 2013 Vault Pro, this is still an issue.  I can get a much cleaner BOM exported form Inventor than from Item Master.  With a potential ERP link in our future, I was hoping to be able to export BOM's directly to our ERP system for the engineers, but the indented structure is just not there.


And I should add that the help files indicate that a BOM can be exported as a .csv file.... this is not actually an option when exporting.  Perhaps this may make a difference?



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