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How is a bill of materials created?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Concrete
  • Module

    Documents
  • Question:

    How is a bill of materials created?
  • Type:

    Creation of documents
  • Difficulty:

    *

Answer

A bill of materials contains data about the structural elements, the volumes and the quantities of materials (concrete, bricks and formwork).

  • To create a BOM, use the "Generate a Bill of Material" command on the Advance Model toolbar.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • A BOM can be obtained for the entire structure, for a certain level or for certain types of structural elements.

  • First, select the structural elements for which you want to create the BOM.

  • Enable the level for which you want to obtain the BOM. For example, right click in the Pilot on the "Ground" level and select "Enable".
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • Select the elements that will be contained in the BOM. Choose "Select elements by type" on the Advance Tools toolbar.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • In the displayed window, expand the "Model elements" list and select the desired type of structural elements. For example "Column":
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • All the columns from the Ground level are selected.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • Launch the "Generate Bill of Material" command from the Advance Model toolbar. The program will display a dialog box where you can specify the path on the disk for saving the BOM document.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • You can also configure the price and the currency of materials.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • Click OK to close the dialog boxes. The program will generate a BOM document in the specified location.

  • The first page displays the document contents.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • The second page contains the volume calculation for the structural elements.
  • How is a bill of materials created

  • The third page displays details of the selected elements, the quantities of concrete in m3 and the formwork in m2.
  • How is a bill of materials created


    How is a bill of materials created


  • The last page contains the total price of the materials.
  • How is a bill of materials created