This tutorial demonstrates how to create a Bill of Materials (BOM) for project parts in OrCAD Capture version 17.4 (2021). After you complete this tutorial, you will be able to:
- Create a custom BOM
- Open the BOM in Excel
If you would like to follow along with this tutorial, you can visit our walk-through page to view video tutorials and download design files .
To follow along with this tutorial, continue with your design from Capture Walk-through 9 or use the included design file, CAPTURE TUTORIAL 10_BOM.DSN.
- In the schematic, right click and select Selection Filter (CTRL-I).
- Select Clear All.
- Check the box next to Parts and click OK.
- Highlight the schematic.
Note: Only the parts will be selected in the schematic.
- Right click and Edit Properties.
Note: Fields have already been added for Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, and Part Number. You can use CTRL+C and CTRL+V on the keyboard to copy and paste quickly in the properties window.
- Select the New Property button.
- Add a Vendor as the Name and click OK.
- Right click the Vendor row and select Edit.
- Add Digi-key as the Vendor and click OK.
- Close the Property Editor window.
- With the design selected in the project hierarchy, select Tools > Bill of Materials from the menu.
- Use the Header and Combined Property text boxes to customize the Bill of Materials or copy and paste the following text strings:
Header: Item\tQuantity\tReference\tPart\tVendor\tManufacturer\tManufacturer Part Number
Note: Make sure the text precisely matches the property fields added- including spaces and case.
- Select Open in Excel.
- Browse to a location to save the Bill of Material report.
- Click OK to generate the Bill of Materials.
Note: You can also view the bill of materials by double clicking the report in the project directory outputs.