OpenBOM™ Integration For SOLIDWORKS

Manage CAD files, organize catalogs and extract BOM directly from SOLIDWORKS

If you’re using SOLIDWORKS for your mechanical design projects, OpenBOM gives you a direct integration with SOLIDWORKS. The integration extracts data from SOLIDWORKS and uploads it to OpenBOM to create an engineering Bill of Materials. The integration also will keep data in sync and merge changes between SOLIDWORKS design and OpenBOM Bill of Materials. 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:

  • Embedded Solidworks add-in for Assemblies and Parts
  • Create multi-level indented BOM of product structure including hi-rez thumbnail images
  • Automatic generation of 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
  • Create Vendor Lists and assign component Vendors
  • Rollup Costs, Mass and other properties from Sub Assemblies to Top Level
  • Create Planning BOMs and Purchase Orders with a single clicks
  • Extend BOM by adding Rows and Columns on-the-fly
  • Easily include and manage non-modeled items like glue and tape
  • 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.

Watch videos with the step-by-step instructions how to use OpenBOM for SOLIDWORKS

OpenBOM integrations with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

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