Top 5 reasons to start using PDM2Excel to start exporting PDM BOMs to Excel.

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  1. You use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to manage your product’s cad data. You and your team have a solid vault implementation that keeps track of all changes and get you updated Bill of Materials that account for all parts. There is one missing thing from your release process and you’ve not been able to automate it: Automatically export the Bill Of Materials of the top-level assembly to an xlsx?

  2. You want to be able to export the purchase (for example) parts-only Bill of Materials to a network drive accessible by the purchase department. All of this has to happen when you release the top-level assembly. No extra clicks.

  3. The filename of the xlsx file needs to include the configuration name, revision, the date and maybe a variable like the project number.

  4. You have a BOM layout that has a number of extra columns you don’t want the purchase department to see. You want the xlsx file to show the filename, part number and quantity, yet use the BOM layout. That’s it.

  5. You want to target a specific configuration. For example the default.

    Everything outlined above and more can be done with PDM2Excel. Check it out.