No announcement yet.

Export comprehensive part list - multiple variants

  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Export comprehensive part list - multiple variants

    Premises: project with a one page schematic,about 50 items, multiple variants. Variants differ either through a couple of not placed components, or alternate components. The alternate components are represented separately in the integrated library.
    What I would like to do is create a BOM that contains all the items, even if alternate.

    Example: basic schematic contains component C1 with solution S1. Variant V2 contains an alternate solution, S2. I am looking for a BOM file that contains both S1 and S2 components, and I can't seem to be able to create it. I could put the solution as an alternate for the same component in the library, but then I won't be able to select a different component for the second variant.

    For example, I have V1 with T1 240V transformer, and I need V2 with T1 277V transformer. I can't have both on a comprehensive BOM.

  • #2
    I am not sure if that is possible as if you use an alternate in variant you only can select one component.


    • #3
      Well, I am not sure if it is possible, but I need to get a list of all the components for the certification agency (UL in this case). Thank you, Robert, for the reply. I have been watching your videos and followed your tutorials for quite a while. I thought it might not be possible, and if it would have been, you would have known about it , that's why I asked.

      Thank you again.


      • #4
        Thank you gabe for watching my youtube

        I do not use all the Altium features, so I do not know how some special cases could be done - so, maybe there still is a way how it could be done. Also, Altium keeps changing the software (e.g. they have done quite a lot of changes in the variants) so I may not be aware of all the changes. The best is always to ask Altium support - they are usually very good in it