If the SPADE has been inserted in the model it should be listed in the BOM using the Long Description (Family) name. It does also require an Iso Symbol Type and Iso Symbol SKEY.
If you look at the Paddle Blind in the ASME Pipes and Fitting catalog you will see how it is setup for that.
I believe he is looking for two objects in the BOM.
Unlike a Paddle Blind the Spade also comes with a spacer therefore he needs to have two objects listed in the BOM, the spade itself and the spacer. It is used on larger diameter pipes, normally the spacer would be assembled in the pipe line with the spade been kept in storage until required.
Previously in CadWorx I created a very thin Gasket object and renamed it as the paddle blind, this way it does not show up on the Isometric but still appears in the BOM.
How would we show this in Plant 3D
Correct Patrick: when you place the SPACER I need the SPADE to come up in the MTO automatically as you always purchase these as a set.
The quick-fix solution of placing a thin gasket will of course work but that is not the way it should be done.
The program should place 2 components where 1 of them has thickness of 0mm. This would give you 2 items in the BOM but no deviation in the face-to-face dimensions.
For now I think you will need to go with the workaround.
I will log a feature enhancement wish with our developers for the functionality you need.