BOM question - sw2004

first time using the BOM tool in sw2004sp3...
In column properties, trying to link contents to custom properties of the
assembly model.
When I select "user defined" I would have expected it to list any
user defined properties within the assembly model file, but that would have
been too easy, I suppose.
Instead it lists only the some default document properties (I think these
are properties for the drawing file).
I can't see any of the model's user defined properties and typing in a value
is locked out. Only list selection can be done at this point.
I hope I am missing something simple, or else this tool is pretty much
worthless.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Bill
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bill allemann
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it would simple, but leave it to sw to un-simplify.
- insert column into bom - select column (scroll) - (in fm) select column properties
your model properties should be listed now
cheers, kb
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kenneth b
Your procedure is what I had been trying and I can't get to work: In column properties, "user defined" is selected I would have expected it to list any user defined properties within the assembly model file, but instead it lists only some default document properties (I think these are properties for the drawing file: "SW-Author", SW-Date", etc). I can't see any of the model's user defined properties and typing in a value is locked out. Only list selection can be done at this point. It seems like the column properties function is unaware of the assy model file that was used to create the BOM.?
Bill
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bill allemann
let me simplify,
you must select the "entire" column in bom, before you can get model properties to display
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kenneth b
That helped. I also found out that the first component in the assy had a conflict, in that the same property was called out in both the general custom props and also in the config specific props. Once I fixed that, the procedure I was doing before worked. Anyway, thanks for your help. Bill
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bill allemann

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