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BOM in Inventor 10 sums values of similar parts.

A - answer My parts in Inventor 10 BOM are reported as grouped (single line) and their properties (profile lengths, weight) are displayed as a sum of the values. Why?

Please check the setting of the format value - "Enable Value Substitution", merge type "Sum of Values".

Inventor 10 shares BOM data between the assembly and the drawing. Bill of materials is generated so that parts with matching iProperty PART NUMBER are merged automatically. If you want to avoid this, set your PART NUMBERs to unique values and use STOCK NUMBER to name your part. In the PartsList then substitute the PART NUMBER column for STOCK NUMBER.

See also How to disable automatic merging of parts with matching Part Numbers in Inventor 10 BOM?

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See also:
Tip 12451:How to fill a material or appearance name into part's iProperties?
Tip 11732:How to sort BOM or parts list by part number in Inventor? (iLogic)
Tip 10033:How to export BOM with all assembly levels from Inventor?
Tip 10006:Inventor BOM items are not sorted in the right numerical order.
Tip 9987:One assembly part displays as hidden (transparent) in my drawing view.

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