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RockyBrown4134
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BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

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07-14-2009 11:44 AM
Does anyone know why the BOM settings would be greyed out, when trying to add a BOM to a drawing?
I also can not expand sub-assemblies. Any suggestions?

Rocky Brown
Aluminum Ladder Co.
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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-14-2009 01:05 PM in reply to: RockyBrown4134

Does the idw already have a parts list?

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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-14-2009 01:23 PM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
No. But it has custom balloons.

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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-14-2009 10:17 PM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
Dump all balloons and all part lists then Inventor will allow structure choice.
The first balloon or part list sets the structure for all balloons and part lists in that drawing.
Also you can't expand the assemblies because the part list is set to first level, it needs to be set to all levels to allow expanded view.
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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-15-2009 10:21 AM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
Bummer! I have twenty sheets in an assembly set that I would have to redo. Is ther any other way?

Rocky Brown
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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-15-2009 10:48 AM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
Deleted all balloons and BOM from twenty sheet set. Tried to bring in new BOM. Still get the sam BOM settings grayed out.


O.k. I missed one. Now I get to choose BOM view but Level is still grayed out.

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Aluminum Ladder Co. Edited by: RockyBrown4134 on Jul 15, 2009 1:51 PM
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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-15-2009 11:31 AM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
Just as you posted I think I found a solution without deleting part list and balloons.

1. open model assy set BOM editor set structured view to all levels.
2. create new drawing.
3. insert a view of the assy
4. place part list structured, all levels, and edit to expand a few sub assys.
5. copy all sheets from original drawing to new drawing.
6. save
7. check copied sheets part lists to see if they allow the structure to be expanded.
8. If all is correct delete first sheet and save then check if part list structure still holds, when you insert a new part list it says first level but comes in allowing assys to expand, this maybe a problem, I don't know.
I have tried this and it seems to work.

As you have deleted all pl & balloons then it's easier to insert new pl.
Go to model BOM and set structured view to all levels.
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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-15-2009 12:00 PM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
No. Level and Min. Digits are still grayed out.

Rocky Brown
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Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-15-2009 02:27 PM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
Make sure the model BOM is set to structured all levels.
Then try making a new clean drawing, drop in the assy and place pl to see if all ok.
If that works then there is still a balloon or pl in the original drawing.

HTH
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Message 10 of 12 (1,125 Views)

Re: BOM Settings and properties - greyed out

07-16-2009 04:40 AM in reply to: RockyBrown4134
I got It! Had to work with it a little. I created a new idw from Autodesk's standard idw template instead of using the custom template. Followed your steps and it workrd.

Thanks for the help.

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