Create drawings from models (Creo Elements/Direct Annotation) > Modify drawings > Add and modify BOM information > Scan an assembly for BOM information
Scan an assembly for BOM information
To create a BOM table, you must first scan an assembly to obtain information about the parts. The information is then displayed in the Current BOM Table. You have the option to scan over one assembly level, which scans the parts and subassemblies at that level, or over all levels, which scans over all parts belonging to all subassemblies.
To scan an assembly,
1. Click Insert and then, in the BOM group, click the arrow next to Scan.
2. Click BOM Scan Model. The Scan Model dialog box opens.
3. Specify the assembly to scan in one of the following ways:
Enter the name of the assembly in the Assembly box.
Select the assembly from the Structure Browser.
Select the assembly in the 3D VP.
4. Specify the assembly level to scan:
One Level is selected by default. This option scans only over the level of the specified assembly, finding all parts and subassemblies.
Click All Levels to scan over all subassemblies recursively. All parts of all subassemblies (and not the subassemblies themselves) are detected.
5. Click to start the scan.
Creo Elements/Direct Annotation scans the specified assemblies and collects recognizable information. When the scan is complete, the collected data are displayed in the Current BOM Table.
The current BOM table
The Current BOM Table displays the current BOM information, as determined from an assembly scan or the WorkManager database. The table includes by default the position flag reference number (###), the Quantity, and the Part Name of each part. You can configure more information to be displayed in the Current BOM Table; see Creo Elements/Direct Annotation customization for advanced users.
To open the Current BOM Table,
1. Click Insert and then, in the BOM group, click Table. The Current BOM Table opens.
To close the table again, click Close at the bottom of the table.