Virtual components

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Virtual components are good for adding quantities of paint or solder or padding ext. They appear in the BOM. They can only be inserted into an assembly, not into a part.


You create them like this:




They have that white cube icon in the assembly.


Now here is how you can set the component to hold data about weight (for example). Create a user parameter which contains the data you need, then...




Now the component will appear in the BOM like this:




If this does not work in your situation you can also try this technique.





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