I am evaluating Solid Edge as a possible alternative to Inventor and I am trying to find out whether it is possible to in SE to do a similar edit of the BOM in an assembly that we do in Inventor.
Basically we are working on huge projects and one method we use to keep the part count down is to minimise the number of fasteners in an assembly. So an essembly might need 16 fastener sets (bolt, washers and nut) but the model would only contain 1 in a useful location for the assembly drawing.
To ensure that the parts list on the assembly drawing is correct, we edit the BOM in the assembly to show the correct number of bolts.
Can this be done in Solid Edge? Please don't suggest putting all the bolts in - our top level assemblies are already in the order of 100000+ parts and adding all the fasteners would increase this enormously.