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Hi, I am a free-lance mechanical drafter

with a problem. I wish someone would be

able to help me.



A client sends me an assembly file (.iam).

In the BOM the components are listed in

the way they were assembled.



He wants me to document the assembly

and send it back to him with a Parts List that

has a 'Part Number' column that is sorted

alphanumerically and an 'Item' column

that starts at '1' and increments by '1'.

This is what I do:


1. In the Edit Parts List dialog box I click on

the 'Sort' button and in the 'Sort Parts List' dialog

box select 'Sort by' Part Number. Then 'OK'.


2. Again in the Edit Parts List dialog box I click

on the 'Renumber Items' button which make the

numbers in the 'Item' column sort in the ascending

order and with blue color.


3. I click on the 'Save Item Overrides to BOM'

button and the 'Item' numbers turn black.


4. Finally, I click on 'Apply' then 'OK'.



The Parts List now has the desired arrangement.



The problem happens after I send the .idw file

to my client. On my client's computer the Parts

List losses the arrangement I applied and reverts

back to the original 'according to assembly'




How do I make the arrangement I did permanent

without sending the assembly file back to my client?



Any help will be appreciated.

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