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Parts List Problem

Parts List Problem

Parts List Problem


Hi, I am a free-lance mechanical drafter
with a problem. I wish someone would be
able to help me.

A client sends me an assembly file (.iam).
In the BOM the components are listed in
the way they were assembled.

He wants me to document the assembly
and send it back to him with a Parts List that
has a 'Part Number' column that is sorted
alphanumerically and an 'Item' column
that starts at '1' and increments by '1'.

This is what I do:

1. In the Edit Parts List dialog box I click on
the 'Sort' button and in the 'Sort Parts List' dialog
box select 'Sort by' Part Number. Then 'OK'.

2. Again in the Edit Parts List dialog box I click
on the 'Renumber Items' button which make the
numbers in the 'Item' column sort in the ascending
order and with blue color.

3. I click on the 'Save Item Overrides to BOM'
button and the 'Item' numbers turn black.

4. Finally, I click on 'Apply' then 'OK'.

The Parts List now has the desired arrangement.

The problem happens after I send the .idw file
to my client. On my client's computer the Parts
List losses the arrangement I applied and reverts
back to the original 'according to assembly'

How do I make the arrangement I did permanent
without sending the assembly file back to my client?

Any help will be appreciated.

(Software: Inventor 2016)

RE: Parts List Problem

Your client still has the original IAM file?
Then your client is still seeing the BOM as it originally was.
The BOM is saved in the IAM file.
The IDW file generates the parts list starting with the BOM in the IAM file, then allows changes as overrides to the originl BOM, which you are using to do the renumbering.
Send back to your client the IDW AND IAM files from your computer.


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