I am having trouble creating a BOM list for my panel drawing. I have inserted the components from my wiring diagrams and when I go and make the BOM list the descriptions do not show up. But if I go in and edit the BOM data on the panel drawing and assign the component to the exact same part from the catalog then the description show up.
Please help! I have a huge panel drawing that I need to build a BOM list for and I have no descriptions.
Shane, not sure if this is the problem but the catalog information must be
stored on the panel component for the Panel Bill of Materials report. If it
isn't you can transfer the catalog information from the schematic component
to its matching panel component using the Child Location/Description Update
under the Components -> Cross-Reference menu. Make sure you check the
Manufacturer/Catalog option. This can be used drawing wide by selecting all
the components on the drawing. This will look through the project for all
related components, including panel components, and update the catalog
information. Select the Now update and it will open the related panel
drawing(s) to update.
If this wasn't the problem and you still need help, let me know and I will
"ShaneDCS" wrote in message
>I am having trouble creating a BOM list for my panel drawing. I have
>inserted the components from my wiring diagrams and when I go and make the
>BOM list the descriptions do not show up. But if I go in and edit the BOM
>data on the panel drawing and assign the component to the exact same part
>from the catalog then the description show up.
> Please help! I have a huge panel drawing that I need to build a BOM list
> for and I have no descriptions.
Sorry it has taken awhile to get back with you. I do already have the catalog information stored in the panel component. However, the description is missing, i.e. when I do a quick BOM chk the description is gone. Any ideas on why this would happen? It is like the information is not stored in the correct database?
This may or may not be your problem, but I know that if any of the information regarding the catalog number or type has changed, the description text doesn't show. Reselecting the catalog number might resolve your problem. For example, if you have added a sub-assembly after a part number was assigned to a device, the description information will not show up because ACE sees this as a different part number.