Video blog #5: BOM for Engineers – Part One

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
25 April, 2020 | 1 min for reading
Video blog #5: BOM for Engineers – Part One

Everything starts with a design. If you design a new product or change an existing product, it will be a moment when you will need to create a Bill of Materials and send it to production planning or procurement. There are many ways to do so, but to create Excel would be a straightforward way to do so. Almost every CAD software package allows you to do so and this is the beginning of the problems. 

Watch my video to learn more about and how OpenBOM can help. 

OpenBOM allows you to create a BOM from every CAD software using unique plug-ins optimized to extract the Bill of Materials and share it downstream with production planners and purchasing. But this is only the first part. OpenBOM add-ins can keep BOMs updated with the changes you perform in CAD and merge it with the changes made in BOMs (eg. cost changes, supplier information, or adding of non-model parts). More details about this process in my next video blog. 

Conclusion

OpenBOM CAD add-ins can help you extract the Bill of Materials from any CAD system and keep it updated and sync with design changes. OpenBOM allows you to share the Bill of Materials with purchasing and production planning. You don’t need to create Excels anymore and keep data merged between multiple Excels. It will change your life forever. 

Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.

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