Many customers already use 3DViewStation for authoring content for technical documentation. 3DViewStation has a BOM function, which allows you to generate a BOM from a 3D CAD model. BOM can be generated from any file format like Catia, NX, Creo, Inventor, Solidworks, JT, STEP, etc. The BOM can be copied to the clipboard or exported as a file. This nomenclature can also be used in our optional TechDoc module (technical documentation). In this advanced feature, you can generate legend IDs and manually or automatically generate the corresponding captions and markers, often called balloons.
In addition, the nomenclature function allows since version v2021 to insert columns in your nomenclature table containing attributes. The attributes can be used as simple information or directly as a marker name instead of a number. As with conventional markers, identifiers can be generated and positioned automatically. You can use a different shape instead of a circle, like the underline for example.