Often you will have a large assembly and you want to create a detail drawing of only a portion of this assembly and also show a partial part list. One efficient method to accomplish this is to use iAssemblies. This article will outline another method using assembly design views. My assembly is a model steam engine from my collection.
I have created a Design View in the assembly to show just the cylinder support components. I will use this design view to create the drawing view and make it associative to make sure it stays up-to-date.
I now want to place a parts list on the drawing that shows only the components in my design view. The process begins by placing the full assembly parts list on the drawing. Next, select the parts list and right click. Select "Edit Parts List" from the context menu.
You will be selecting the options in the order indicated below. There are numerous types of filters but I am interested in the "Assembly View Representation". This will filter the parts list entries to only show the components in the current drawing design view. Select "OK" to finish.
Before leaving the Part List editor, select the "Renumber Items" (1) and then the "Save Item Overrides to BOM" (2) to remove the blue boxes around the item numbers. These last steps are only required if your item numbers are out of order. Select "OK" to finish.