The BOM-Routing Link functionality is intended to be used when designing your manufacturing process dictates the selection or choice of components. In other words, the parts list is created at the same time as the Routing, rather than creating the Bill of Materials as a complete list of parts and then creating the Routing. ETO supports this by having an “Add Component” button on the BOM-Routing Link window. The thought process supported goes like this:
In Step 1 we Assemble the Base Structure (Enter this step in the Routing Tab)
The Components needed for the Base Structure are… (Open the BOM-Routing Link window, click Add Component, and enter the parts needed at this step).
The BOM-Routing Link window can also be used to link a Routing Step to a component already on the Bill of Materials.
The LINK button will be yellow when the selected Routing Sequence has linked components.
To add Components to a routing sequence, select the routing sequence by clicking into the row, then click the LINK button.
The BOM-Routing Link window displays all of the components linked to the selected Routing Sequence.
Add additional components by clicking the ADD ITEM button.
Delete a component by selecting the line, then clicking Edit >> Delete Row.
Edit a component by select a line, then clicking the BOM Line zoom (blue, underlined BOM Line column header).
See Section Add/Edit Component. When the Add/Edit Component window is opened from BOM-Routing Link all components added will be linked to the current Routing Sequence. To link components to a new sequence, close Add/Edit Component, then click DONE on the BOM-Routing Link window. On the Routing window select a new sequence, click the Link button, and start the process again of adding components.