Capture Walk-through 10: Generate a BOM

September 29, 2021 Shannon Henry

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

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.

  1. In the schematic, right click and select Selection Filter (CTRL-I).
  2. Select Clear All.

  1. Check the box next to Parts and click OK.
  2. Highlight the schematic.

Note: Only the parts will be selected in the schematic.

  1. 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.

  1. Select the New Property button.

  1. Add a Vendor as the Name and click OK.

  1. Right click the Vendor row and select Edit.

  1. Add Digi-key as the Vendor and click OK.
  2. Close the Property Editor window.

  1. With the design selected in the project hierarchy, select Tools > Bill of Materials from the menu.

  1. 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

Combined Property:

{Item}\t{Quantity}\t{Reference}\t{Value}\t{Vendor}\t{Manufacturer}\t{Manufacturer_Part_Number}

Note: Make sure the text precisely matches the property fields added- including spaces and case.

  1. Select Open in Excel.
  2. Browse to a location to save the Bill of Material report.
  3. 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.

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