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How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Bill of Material
  • Question:

    How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010?
  • Type:

    General
  • Difficulty:

    *

Answer

In Advance Steel 2010, the BOM on drawing templates are saved in ".dwg" format in the "BOMTemplates" folder from "...\Shared\Support\".
The templates can be modified in the existing ".dwg" or new ones may be created. To insert a text box into a new template, use the "Create list fields" command from the "Listing and checking" menu.

How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010

This command adds all necessary text boxes to the BOM template context (as much for the page header as for the list content fields).

How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010

After inserting the necessary text in the template, the text boxes should be grouped using the "Group fields" command.

How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010

The name of the groups should be:

  • "DETAILS" (line of the BOM template that contains the information),
  • "REPORTHEADER" (the first line from the BOM template),
  • and "REPORTFOOTER" (the last line from the BOM template that contains the summaries).

More groups may be added at the beginning and at the end of the BOM template named "GROUPHEADERx", GROUPFOOTERx" (where x is a number ranging from 1 to 10).

How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010

After finishing the group configurations, "List sorting & content" command is used to continue the BOM template configuration.

How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010

How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010 How to modify a BOM on drawing template in Advance Steel 2010

After the BOM templates has been configured and saved in the "Shared\Support\BOMTemplates" folder the "Insert a list" command is used to insert the newly created BOM template in the drawing.