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BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

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07-27-2012 07:03 AM

We have some geometry that should show up in the drawing, but not the Parts List.   Setting BOMStructure = :reference removes it successfully from the parts list, but it also removes it from the drawing graphics.   Is there a way to have parts show up in the graphics, but not the parts list?

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Re: BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

07-30-2012 04:52 PM in reply to: scottheide

Anyone have any ideas on this? 

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Re: BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

07-30-2012 05:02 PM in reply to: scottheide

I believe :smileytongue:hantom is what you want, but it didn't work for me when I tried it just now.  

 

Search for "bom structure" in the Inventor documentation for an explanation.



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Re: BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

07-30-2012 05:02 PM in reply to: Jon.Balgley

That's p-h-a-n-t-o-m.

 

Stupid smileys.



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Re: BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

07-30-2012 06:44 PM in reply to: Jon.Balgley

Thanks and it seems you are on to something, but I couldn't get it to work either.  According to the docs it seems like :smileytongue:hantom is the right thing.

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0073-Autodesk73/0460-Assembli460/0530-Bills_of53...

 

If I just try to set the BOMStructure manually for the Inventor part in the Inventor UI, it only gives two choices {:smileyvery-happy:efault, :Reference}.    I don't see any way to manually set it to Phantom. 

 

Also, it isn't clear from the ETO docs why there is both a BOMStructure (with options of :smileyvery-happy:efault and :Reference) and a DefaultBOMStructure (with options of :Normal, :Inseparable :smileytongue:urchased :smileytongue:hantom :Reference)

 

I tried all the combinations I could think of for BOMStructure and DefaultBOMStructure in ETO to see if i could get it to work... but no luck.

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

Thanks,


Scott

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Re: BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

08-23-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: scottheide

Scott,

  This is Inventor behavior. You have to set the document itself to Phantom.  As a component in an assembly, you can only set it to Default or Reference.  The other settings are considered to be properties of the document itself, and not of a particular instance. 



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Re: BOMStructure = :reference part disappears

09-20-2012 07:10 AM in reply to: scottheide

Believe you already solved it....

 

If you set it to reference in the BOM, it will be shown as a dotted line on your drawing but disappear in the BOM.

 

If you set it to Phantom it will disappear in the BOM but show as normal on the drawing.

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