XBOM™ – Master your BOMs within your existing PDM Environment

 



XBOM was designed to leverage the already-powerful Bill of Materials capabilities found within SOLIDWORKS PDM. XBOM empowers you to build a comprehensive Bill of Materials from multiple BOM sources, without incurring the time and expense of implementing a full-blown PLM system. XBOM builds on the flexibility and ease-of-use you already enjoy from SOLIDWORKS PDM, adding new capabilities to combine and reconcile multiple BOM sources into a single, more complete Bill of Materials process.

THE CHALLENGES – Optimize Bill of Materials Management

Managing a complete product Bill of Material is a complex job with special security and data integrity requirements. The challenges are many, with most frequently asked questions such as:

  • How do I merge CAD and other BOM data together?
  • How do I make BOM-specific edits, while maintaining a link to the original data?
  • How do I keep the controlled BOMs easily accessible in the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault?
  • How do I lock down BOM content, while enabling CAD design freedom?
  • How do I sort or filter long BOMs to find the relevant items?
  • How do I scratch-build BOMs from existing items, without creating mock CAD assemblies?
  • How do I know what changes were made to the BOM?

THE SOLUTION – Leverage existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Tools

XBOM fills the gap between SOLIDWORKS PDM and full Product Life Cycle (PLM) Enterprise solutions for BOM Management. With XBOM you are able to combine multiple BOM sources, map BOM columns, insert custom rows and fields, build BOMs from existing items, and leverage full version comparison. With XBOM, you now have a viable alternative to avoid a costly and complex PLM implementation. Since XBOM focuses only on BOM management, the ability to manage Bill of Materials within the existing vault structure of PDM represents a significant cost savings.

XBOM Benefits

XBOM FEATURES ADDED TO SOLIDWORKS PDM
Excel Data
CSV Data
DATA LINKING
BOM to SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM
BOM to SOLIDWORKS Files
BOM to Excel & BOM to CSV Files
BOM EDITING
BOM-specific rows
BOM-specific property values
Copy BOMs & Hide Rows
Multi-level BOM permission control
BOM UPDATING
BOM Assembling (Phantom BOMs)
Controlled change roll-up
BOM Updates from SOLIDWORKS
BOM Updates from CSV & Excel
BOM VIEWING
BOM Sorting, Searching, Filtering
View Profiles
Compare Versions
BOM EXPORT AND PRINT
Print BOM
Export to PDF
Export to HTML
Export to MHT
Export to RTF / Text
Export to XLS / XLSX
Export to CSV
Export to XML
Export to Image