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Assembly 'family tree'

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01-22-2013 09:00 AM

Hi Everybody.

Is there a way of getting a family tree of all the parts and sub-assemblies of a main assembly?

I would like this so I can keep track on what parts need drawings (manufactured parts) and if the drawing has been done.

 

Alternatively, how do others keep track of this?

 

Mark

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Re: Assembly 'family tree'

01-22-2013 09:44 AM in reply to: mark

in your assembly browser RMB then select expand all, alternativly use vault

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Re: Assembly 'family tree'

01-22-2013 09:59 AM in reply to: mark

You can use the design assistant to get reports of the assembly hierarchy.

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Re: Assembly 'family tree'

01-22-2013 12:40 PM in reply to: mark

The assembly BOM/Structured tab is a parent and child view of the assembly. Expand as many branches as you like. This can also be done in an IDW Part List.

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Re: Assembly 'family tree'

01-22-2013 02:38 PM in reply to: mark

Hi All,

Thanks for your replies. Of course, the BOM is a 'family tree' of sorts. I should have thought of that. I guess I could add a column 'drawing done'

Is there a way of seeing all the BOM in one go, like on a A1 or A0 drawing sheet??

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Re: Assembly 'family tree'

01-22-2013 03:43 PM in reply to: mark

Either the assembly BOM Model or Structured tab (once all levels are expanded) show the tree and all parts. There are some differences. Use the wiki to discern these.

 

The Part LIst on the drawing uses 1 of the 3 BOM types (Model, Structured or Parts Only). And you can also export the BOM of your choice to Excel, either straight from the assembly BOM of through a macro (quite a few on the forum). Using the inbuilt BOM Export gives you a tree like look which is probably whabom.pngt you want.

 

 

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