The BOM Explosion screen shows you the structure of a BOM, including all components, sub-assemblies, and sub-assembly components, in a structured tree-based view.

When selecting the Explosion option from the BOM list, if you have a bill of material selected, it will be pulled through onto the explosion screen automatically.

You can explode another BOM by selecting an alternative from the ‘Bom Reference’ drop down at the top of the screen. When a BOM has been selected, its description will be displayed in the ‘Bom Description’ field in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

The item that you have selected will be displayed at the top of the explosion grid, with everything within the BOM Structure being displayed beneath. Where an item is a sub-assembly, you can drill down through the sub-assembly into the next level by clicking the ‘+’ symbol on the tree structure.

This will then expand the tree structure, adding additional rows for the component items that are defined for that sub-assembly.

Explosion Grid

The explosion grid contains the following information:

Bill of Material Structure: This column contains the items in the BOM Structure. The top row of the grid is the item that is being exploded.

The items listed are colour coded based on the item type and colour codes defined in the Bill of Material Settings.

You can expand or collapse the structure using the ‘+’ and ‘– ‘symbols within the tree grid view.

Description: The item description.

Seq.: The item sequence within the relevant BOM components.

Quantity: The quantity defined on the relevant BOM record.

Unit: The unit of measure defined on the relevant BOM record.

Button Options

At the bottom of the explosion screen are several buttons. Each buttons action is defined below.

Expand All: Pressing this button expands the tree grid view, opening every sub-assembly listed.

Collapse All: Pressing this button collapses the tree grid view.

View Bill of Material: This button is only visible if the item you have selected in the grid view has a BOM and you have permission to view a BOM. Pressing this button will open the BOM record in the ‘View BOM’ screen.

View Stock Record: This button is only visible if you have permission to view a Stock Record. Pressing this button will open the Stock Record in the ‘View Stock Record’ screen.

Send to Excel: The Send to Excel button exports the explosion detail displayed in the grid out to excel. The exported information retains the correct BOM level information by replacing the ‘Tree’ view with a ‘Bom Level’ column. Colour coding is retained in the export.

The excel document will open automatically once the export has completed.