DesignSeries00129.pngCreating a Bill of Materials 

The information associated with the detail bubbles can be included in a worksheet which automatically generates a bill of materials list.

To create a bill of materials:

  1. Once the detail bubble record information has been completed, select the Create Bill of Materials command from the appropriate menu:

  2.     Architect workspace: AEC > Machine Design > Create Bill of Materials 

        Landmark workspace: Landmark > Machine Design > Create Bill of Materials 

        Spotlight workspace: Spotlight > Machine Design > Create Bill of Materials 

  3. With the bull’s-eye cursor, click in the drawing to place the worksheet.

  4. Alternatively, from the Resource Browser, select Vectorworks Libraries from the Files list, and open the Defaults\Sheet Border - Title Blocks folder. Open the appropriate title blocks file, and then drag the Bill of Materials worksheet object from the Resource Browser to place the worksheet graphic object in the drawing.

  5. Double-click the worksheet, or select Window > Worksheets > Bill of Materials, to open the worksheet. From the Worksheet menu, select Recalculate. The record information from the detail bubbles automatically fills the worksheet, and all calculations are performed. For more information on worksheets, see Using Worksheets.

  6. Close the worksheet. The worksheet graphic object on the drawing reflects the changes.

  7. Reopen the worksheet and select Recalculate from the Worksheet menu to update the worksheet when any changes are made to the record information.

A parts list can be added to an ASME title block; see Sheet Border Properties.


Creating a Parts List

Creating Detail Bubbles

Creating Reports