Altium Designer Documentation

Add to BOM Components

Created: February 15, 2016 | Updated: June 16, 2017
Now reading version 16.1. For the latest, read: Add to BOM Components for version 17.1

   

The full and abbreviated versions of the Add to BOM Components dialog

Summary

The Add to BOM Components dialog is used to add BOM catalog items to the BOM components.

Access

The dialog is accessed from a *.BomDoc in the following ways:

  • On the BOM Components tab:
    • Click Add from Catalog located in the menu items under the tab name.
    • Right-click in the main grid area then select Add from Catalog
  • On the BOM Catalog tab:
    • Click Add to BOM located in the menu items under the tab name.
    • Right-click in the main grid area then select Add instances of [Design Item Id] to BOM.
The BOM Catalog tab access points will generate the abbreviated version of the dialog.

Options/Controls

  • Choose BOM Catalog Item from List - this region lists BOM catalog items that are available to add to the BOM components. Information listed includes:
    • Item Type
    • Design Item Id
    • Catalog Item Source
    • Description
The Choose BOM Catalog Item from List region is available only in the full version of the dialog.
  • ​Designator Prefix - use to specify the designator prefix of the item. Enter the designator prefix or hover the cursor over the right-hand side of the text box to access a drop down from which you can select the designator prefix. 
  • Separator - use to specify the separator. Enter the separator or hover the cursor over the right-hand side of the text box to access a drop down from which you can select the separator. 
  • Quantity - use to specify the quantity of the item. Enter the quantity or hover the cursor over the right-hand side of the text box to access up and down arrows to select the quantity. 

 

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