In 2019, SOLIDWORKS® introduced the feature to export BOMs with thumbnails to Excel. xlBOM with thumbnails extends this feature with more needed options and targets older versions of SOLIDWORKS® as early as 2014 x64.
Microsoft® Office Excel installation not required
xlBOM does not rely on the slow Microsoft® Office Excel Interop during export. Microsoft® Office Excel doesn’t have to be installed on your machine. Exported spreadsheets have the xlsx extension.
Custom sizable thumbnails:Your thumbnails can range in size from 16×16 pixels all the way to 256×256 pixels.
Export thumbnails locally:
Thumbnails can be exported separately as Bitmap files and saved in the folder of the exported bill of materials.
Use your own BOM template:
You can use your Excel BOM template that has your company’s header.
Preserve styling SOLIDWORKS® BOM style:xlBOM comes with the option to copy the exact font styles from SOLIDWORKS® in your export.
Blazing fast exports*:xlBOM is able to process a large bill of materials of 138 parts in no more than 10 seconds (*with default settings).
Excellent support over our Slack by the actual developers.