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Is there a way to delete, or edit the configuration name to not display the <as welded> or <as machined> descriptor in the BOM?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike Lydon


Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Configurations∕Design Tables

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Last comment By: Kevin Andrews   Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:28:16 GMT
Re: configuration,

Good afternoon Mike,

 

Could you give us a sample part or an example?  I would think it has to be user input,

 

John

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:07:21 GMT
Re: configuration,

Mike,

You can double click in the cell and just edit the cell to

show what you want it to say.

By: Scott McFadden  Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:18:12 GMT
Re: configuration,

Right now to avoid this little nuisance, we use the "User Specified Name" in the BOM option of the configuration. This will let you type in a number and show up correctly on the BOM.

 

BOM_Option.jpg

 

Also, direct editing of the BOM cell breaks the link to the part for that field and I believe in general to be bad practice. This also for us in the past has created a lot of headaches in a large development environment when you have a lot of different engineers or drafters sharing data. If the BOM is wrong then the part is wrong. This is what I teach my drafters. You don’t fudge your BOM to make it look right, fix the part or assembly so it reports right. If you don’t get the part the way you want it and reporting to the BOM correctly, then you will keep having to continuously fight with this setting every time you go to use the weldment/part or assembly in another assembly and call it out on a different BOM.

 

Greg

By: Greg Steward  Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:11:39 GMT
Re: configuration,

Mike,

 

See also this post:

 

https://forum.solidworks.com/message/236105#236105

 

QTY. vs QTY

By: Alan Stoldt  Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:22:04 GMT
By: Bonivy Crieta  Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:10:04 GMT
Re: configuration,

Mike,

 

Here's the exact article, It deletes the <As Machined> and <As Welded> suffixes.

 

http://blog.cati.com/2010/09/weldments-.html

 

Hope it helps.

By: Bonivy Crieta  Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:12:37 GMT
By: Aleksandr Hohlatsov  Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:37 GMT
Re: configuration,

As Aleksandr said:

 

if you have SW2016 you could do this:

 

By: Wojciech Paterski  Wed, 25 May 2016 13:17:31 GMT
Re: configuration,

Try the attached macro:

 

Preconditions: A part is open.

 

Postconditions:
1. Turn off option: Assign configuration Description strings.
2. Turn off option: Create derived configurations options.
3. Delete any <As Welded> configurations.
4. Remove <As Machined> from remaining configuration names.

By: Cuinn Herrick  Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:16:27 GMT
Re: configuration,

Capture.JPG

Or just use the document name. Takes the typo problem out since it is linked directly to the part.

By: Paul Risley  Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:07:04 GMT
Re: configuration,

This does nothing to my existing weldment parts though. "Configuration Name" still has <As Machined> after my configuration name.

By: Peter Persson  Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:52:02 GMT
Re: configuration,

This one worked well. THANKS :-D

By: Peter Persson  Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:55:57 GMT
Re: configuration,

If you just disable the "Create Derived Configurations" and then add a new configuration (without changing anything), this works and is simpler, to me, than running a macro (no offense Cuinn).

 

Then, if you go to your part template and make the same changes, it will come up right from then on.

 

I just happened to come across your post as I was researching an answer to the same thing...and I tried Wojciech's solution and it worked.

By: Kevin Andrews  Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:28:16 GMT
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