I'm trying to add a "line number" to a BOM report, but I'm having troubles.  There doesn't seem to be a way to create a formula that goes 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.  Am I missing something obvious?


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Last comment By: Evan Stanek   Wed, 23 May 2018 13:13:00 GMT
Re: Create Line Number in BOM Report in SWE

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but SWE does not do item numbers. The expect you to use SW3D for your panel and that is how you get item numbers into your schematic. I had a long discussion with the heads of my VAR about how disappointed I was that something this basic was missing from SWE.

 

You also cannot export the table to Excel and import it back in directly. I had to go through a multi-step process (using Draftsight) to get this to happen.

By: Robert Hanrahan  Thu, 17 May 2018 13:13:41 GMT
Re: Create Line Number in BOM Report in SWE

I was hoping for some tricky formula hack to make it work

By: Lord Fly  Thu, 17 May 2018 13:18:12 GMT
Re: Create Line Number in BOM Report in SWE

There are no item balloons available either on the panel layouts. I was really disappointed.

By: Robert Hanrahan  Thu, 17 May 2018 13:26:40 GMT
Re: Create Line Number in BOM Report in SWE

I asked the same thing in December and the conclusion was basically, can't be done.

https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/214347

By: Brian Cooke  Thu, 17 May 2018 17:54:27 GMT
Re: Create Line Number in BOM Report in SWE

Oh man, YES this can be done, it's not that tricky but I am currently on my phone without access to my computer.  Please keep an eye on this thread and I'll have your answer as soon as possible.

By: Johnathen Lieber  Tue, 22 May 2018 21:23:59 GMT
Re: Create Line Number in BOM Report in SWE

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Following!

By: Evan Stanek  Wed, 23 May 2018 13:13:00 GMT
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