Populating Bills of Materials (BOMs) Bruce A. Harding Mechanical Engineering Technology. BOM is actually a parts lists (PL).
Integral parts list – on graphic sheet of drawing
Integral parts list – on separate sheet of drawing
• Required columns in a PL include: Quantity, Part or Identifying Number (PIN), Nomenclature or Description.
• Blocks for Next Assembly and Used On are required only if applications data is included, otherwise they are optional
• Find Numbers (Item Numbers): optional, but when used indicate the total number of unique parts
Source: ASME Y14.34M-1996 Associated Lists
The author wishes to acknowledge the support from the Society for Manufacturing Engineers - Education Foundation, SME-EF Grant #5004 for “Curriculum Modules in Product Lifecycle Management.”