Here's a quick tip for a question that came up in class today:
If you change the font on a Bill of Materials in SOLIDWORKS, how can you get the row heights to all adjust at once? In the example below, the BOM was created, then the text for the entire BOM was changed from 12 point to 10 point. The result is that the rows are "higher" than they need to be.
A quick way to resolve this is to right-click on the BOM control at the upper-left of the BOM (looks like a four-headed arrow in a box when you hover over the BOM). The right-click will bring up a pop-up menu; choose "Formatting" then "Row Height."
A dialog box will appear; type in a new height to apply to all rows in the BOM. (Here, I typed "5" as my units were in millimeters to get 5mm row heights for the BOM.)
Hit "OK" and that's it! The table will change so all rows are 5mm high.
Note that you can also control column width, or both row height and column width together (choose "Entire Table" on the pop-up menu above). You can also lock them so they don't get accidentally changed.
By: John Setzer, Training Coordinator
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