When ballooning an assembly drawing, I want to get input on how others handle the quantity. For example, I have a part that uses qty=4 washers and qty=4 screws. On the BOM, there is a total of 60 washers and 60 screws used in other places. My technique is to turn off the item count button and enter the quantity manually. Does anyone have a different method?
I don't know of any automated method to get localized counts on items.
I didn't think so. I've heard mention of it in previous SE Univerity discusssions. The trick is to indicate what you want localized (I like your term for that). One concept that comes to mind is using the group tool in the Pathfinder tree. It's great for orgainzing hardware with the component its attached to. Maybe a future enhancement would be to have some type of check box that tells SE you want the hardware to have localized counts when grouped with the component their constrained to in the assembly.
Due to the design of our models being semi-master model in nature we have named all of the bolting for its location as such.
We fill in the title part of the part fields with the actual bolting information to be used for the bom. With this setup the bom does not combine all like bolt and nut sizes which is desireable as we use this to indicate the number of bolting per location.
@nanan00 Seems like this would reek havoc with any kind of standardized hardware library and would greatly increase the size of the database. If I understand what you mean. Do you create uniquely named fasteners for all assemblies?