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iAssemblies require custom views of parts lists and the bill of materials.
- Bills of materials can show one structured view for iAssemblies. The bill of materials contains the full aggregate list and item numbers for all members. If a member file is open, access to the bill of materials is not available.
- The structured iAssembly view is not member-specific, unlike the model data view. The structured view is common to all members.
For example, if you use Table Replace to reference different iPart members, each iAssembly member can have a different iPart member reference. These references appear as separate rows in the structured view with unique item numbers. If they are merged using part number merging, any column that varies per member shows "varies."
NoteQTY columns are specific to members. If an item quantity is zero for all members, it is not shown in the structured view.
- Multiple assemblies can comprise an iAssembly, and any instance, part, or assembly, can be excluded in the iAssembly. QTY and QTY Item columns are affected by assemblies with excluded components. A QTY override per member is available.
- A parts list can be created for selected members or for the whole iAssembly. An aggregate parts list of specified members is available. A bill of materials view containing the aggregate list of items and numbers is available.
TipYou can edit the parts list and bill of materials to show specific member quantities.
Manage bills of materials in iAssemblies
Multiple assemblies exist within an iAssembly. In the BOM, separate QTY and Item QTY columns display for each member as the item count is affected individually for members with component suppression.
The BOM view displays the active member. Click the iAssembly down-arrow to access remaining list or display all members.
The Bill of Material editor displays quantities for members within an iAssembly. You can only edit the quantity of the QTY column per member.
NoteItem QTY refers to a column choice that displays a calculated quantity for an item which is separate from a QTY for an item. You can edit a QTY for an item. The Item QTY is calculated and you cannot edit it.
You can create a Parts List of selected members or a traditional single assembly parts list. You can also create an aggregate parts list of specified members. However, only one BOM view is provided containing the aggregate list of items and Item numbers.
NoteThe Bill of Materials command is disabled within an iAssembly member.