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25 Feb 2014

Bill of Materials (BOM)

A bill of materials (bill of material or BOM) is a list of sub-assemblies, parts and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product. All manufacturers start by creating a bill of materials (BOM).

Several departments (engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and more) add to and consume the data contained within the BOM. Typical additions to the BOM include stock/non-stock categorization, supplier information, costing information, materials information, inventory tracking and many more.

Export BOM to CSV
With Glovius, you can export BOM data and save as a CSV file. BOM exported from Glovius defines the product as designed (engineering bill of materials). The following options are available while exporting BOM to CSV

  • Top – This lists the top or the first level of components in the assembly. It displays the components directly needed to make the assembly or sub-assembly.
  • Part – This option lists all the parts and the quantities required for each part.
  • Assembly – This option lists the sub-assemblies in the assembly.

The exported BOM CSV from Glovius contains the part/sub-assembly names and quantity. In the next release, we will add attributes like part number, unit of measure, description etc.

BOM export feature is available with all Glovius CAD viewers including CATIA V5, STEP/IGES and JT. For a free 7-day trial, please visit the downloads page.

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Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Glovius
Write to me at sid@glovius.com with your feedback and suggestions!

03 Apr 2012

View SolidWorks files on iPad, iPhone & Android devices!

[Update : We have updated a few things. Glovius for iOS & Glovius for Android apps are now free. You can register an account on Glovius Cloud]

 

SolidWorks is one of the most popular 3D CAD software in the market today. Using Glovius for iOS & Android, you can now showcase SolidWorks models on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices. Here’s how :-

Transfer models using Glovius Cloud

  1. Get the Glovius app from the App Store or Google Play market.
  2. Create an account at Glovius Cloud and translate your models to the mobile optimized format
  3. Login to your account from within the Glovius app, and download your models.

That’s it! With these simple steps, you can now showcase SolidWorks models on the go. Zoom/Pan/Rotate using the intuitive touch interface. Take sections, save & email snapshots. For assemblies, view the product structure and hide/show components using the component tree.

The full feature Glovius app is available for $9.99. Glovius apps are now available for free.

Both SolidWorks parts (*.sldprt) and assemblies (*.sldasm) are supported. Glovius Cloud supports other popular formats that can be easily exported from SolidWorks, including STEP, IGES, 3DS, OBJ & STL.

To upload SolidWorks assemblies, zip all the files, and name the zip file as the main assembly file. For example, if your main assembly file’s name is car.sldasm, create a zip file containing all the parts and assemblies, and name the zip file as car.sldasm.zip.

Transfer models using Glovius for Windows

You can also transfer models using Glovius for Windows & iTunes.

  1. Download Glovius for Windows.
  2. Open SolidWorks models in Glovius and click on Export on the ribbon bar. Save the .glovius file.
  3. Connect your iPad/iPhone/Android device and transfer .glovius files using iTunes. Please refer https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094 support article for more details.

A free 15-day trial can be downloaded from https://www.glovius.com/downloads/. To purchase Glovius, please visit the online store.

Feedback

For any queries/suggestions, drop me an email at sid@glovius.com

Posted by Siddhartha Oza, Product Manager for Glovius