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Tip of the Month - Reading a Bill of Materials

Reading a bill of materials is a bit like a cross between reading a family tree and a supermarket docket. A bill of material is structured in the same way as a bill of material with the exception that every part has one parent, not two.

bill of materials

In the image above the bill of materials is now shown in ROBO Bill of materials, the different levels are shown by numbers on the left hand side. For clarity the

So how do these completely different formats collide together to provide a bill of material structure? Well the best way to describe this is by using a diagram

So we have a bill of materials in this structure. For clarity only the part no's have been shown. This bill of materials runs down to a maximum of 4 levels, with each row of numbers representing a new level.

bill of materials

In the image above the bill of materials is now shown in a family tree structure, the different levels are shown by levels to which the bill of materials extends downwards.

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