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

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Frame Assemblies and BOMs

By default, Frame Generator parts are set to calculate their base quantity from the length of the part. This differs from standard parts that calculate their base quantity from the number of parts in the assembly. When parts are authored for use in the Frame Generator, the Base Quantity setting is automatically set to the length. To get a part count in the parts list for your assemblies, you will want to configure them to read the item quantity rather than the base quantity. You can use both columns if that fits your needs, or you can have the BOM display one quantity and the parts list display the other.

You can also use the BOM expression builder to create a description built off the Stock Number property and GL parameter ...

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