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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Managing the Bill of Materials

image In Inventor, the BOM is the internal, real-time database that exists within every assembly. Real-time means that as components are added to the assembly, they are automatically added and counted in the BOM. Although you might be accustomed to referring to the tabled list of parts on the 2D drawing as a bill of materials, in Inventor such a table is called a parts list. Parts lists pull directly from the assembly BOM.

The BOM is controlled at two different levels: the part level and the assembly level. Both levels factor in certain aspects of how the bill of materials is generated, how components are represented, ...

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