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BOM with multi-line items in Inventor.

A - answer Using a calculated iProperty and an auxiliary iProperty with the code of "new line", you can create a BOM in Inventor where the description of the item will spread over several lines - e.g. for an item description in different languages, one on each line.

You need to have a separate iProperty for each output line of the part (you can of course use existing part iProperties). Then, create a separate auxiliary custom iProperty (e.g. "CrLf") in the component(s), which will contain the characters for a line break (ASCII {13} + ASCII {10}, or VBA/iLogic offers the constant vbCrLf). Now use an expression to concatenate these iProperties into a single target iProperty - in our case "BomLine":


This combined target iProperty is then displayed in the BOM. You can thus edit the individual rows independently.

The iLogic code to create the auxiliary iProperty "CrLf" with the line-break code:

Call ThisApplication.ActiveEditDocument.PropertySets("{D5CDD505-2E9C-101B-9397-08002B2CF9AE}").Add(vbCrLf, "CrLf")

The resulting BOM in an IDW/DWG drawing - multiple line items:

Two-line BOM, parts list

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See also:
Tip 12347:Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.
Tip 11732:How to sort BOM or parts list by part number in Inventor? (iLogic)
Tip 9532:How to split Inventor parts lists to multiple sheets?

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