OpenBOM™ Integration For SOLIDWORKS

Directly extract BOMs from SOLIDWORKS, manage CAD files, and organize catalogs

OpenBOM integrates directly with SOLIDWORKS if you use it for mechanical design. To create an engineering Bill of Materials, data is extracted from SOLIDWORKS and uploaded to OpenBOM. As part of the integration, SOLIDWORKS design and OpenBOM Bill of Materials will be kept up-to-date and changes will be merged. In addition to sending BOMs, the integration is able to automatically upload 3D CAD files to connected cloud storage in 3D format and neutral 3D PDF / PDF formats and generate drawings.

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Main features:

  • Integrated Solidworks add-in for Assemblies and Parts
  • Produce multi-level indented BOMs with hi-resolution thumbnails for product structures
  • Generate derivative files (PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF etc.) and put link in BOM
  • Manage which and how properties from Solidworks are sent to OpenBOM
  • Exclude unwanted or empty properties
  • Identify component vendors and create vendor lists
  • Costs, mass, and other properties are rolled up from subassemblies to the top level
  • A single click creates Planning BOMs and Purchase Orders
  • Add columns and rows on-the-fly to the BOM
  • Glue and tape can easily be included and managed
  • Supports SolidWorks complex part number methods and custom properties
  • Recognizes Assembly and Part BOM Configurations, Exclude from BOM, Suppress and more
  • Add / Update Part directly to any Catalog
  • Support for Weldments, Cut Lists, Sheet Metal, Piping, Envelop and more
  • Manage “Purchased Assemblies” as single line items 
  • Bi-Directional exchange of property values. Send data/updates back to SolidWorks 
  • Create Catalog from a folder of parts

If you have questions, please contact OpenBOM support (

Solidworks integration for Windows File Explorer

Solidworks integration for Windows File Explorer helps you to create BOMs and Catalogs directly from Solidworks files without accessing SOLIDWORKS. Note – some information and features are not available in File explorer integration compared to OpenBOM integrated add-in for SOLIDWORKS

Main features:

  • Create BOM from Solidworks assembly without the need to have Solidworks installed
  • RMB->OpenBOM menu allows full control of BOM type and settings
  • Create Parts List, SIngle or Multi-Level BOM

If you have questions, please contact OpenBOM support (

Looking at how to integrate OpenBOM with SOLIDWORKS PDM? Check this out – OpenBOM For SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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