Bill of Materials Blog

Looking for Bill of Materials resources to help your PCB design team? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Single-Sided Versus Double-Sided PCB Costs Are Necessary Comparisons

    Single-Sided Versus Double-Sided PCB Costs Are Necessary Comparisons

    Your designs will benefit from having a smart understanding of single-sided versus double-sided PCB costs, and your BOM will thank you, too.

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  •  BOM Control: Setting up your PCB Documentation for Success

    BOM Control: Setting up your PCB Documentation for Success

    Tips for setting up your PCB documentation for success. Knowing what data to include in your PCB BOM is essential for accuracy and complete BOM control.

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  • Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Design tools that automate the bill of materials management are the key to creating a PCB BOM that can be used by all members of your company's workflow.

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  • How to Create a Bill of Materials That Meets Your Needs

    How to Create a Bill of Materials That Meets Your Needs

    For a long time a PCB BOM has been a report that was frustrating to put together. Here you will see how to create a bill of materials that meets your needs.

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  • Optimizing Your BOM for Rapid Prototype Manufacturing

    Optimizing Your BOM for Rapid Prototype Manufacturing

    Through optimizing your BOM for rapid prototype manufacturing, you ensure your product gets to the full design phase quick and with as little pain as possible.

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  • Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Even if you’re a people person, managing calls between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers while you’re in production can make you wish you had better BOM inventory management.

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  • Create a BOM That Works for Everyone

    Create a BOM That Works for Everyone

    The days of creating separate PCB BOM documents for each department are past. Today's designs require that you create a BOM that can be used by everyone.

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  • From Shack to Shed: What is a Bill of Materials and How Does it Help

    From Shack to Shed: What is a Bill of Materials and How Does it Help

    PCB bill of materials, what it is and why it is important that they are created correctly. Here are some tips about how best to avoid errors in your PCB BOM.

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  • Pass The Baton Well to PCB Design Successors

    Pass The Baton Well to PCB Design Successors

    Not only do they benefit your PCB design successors, but strong documentation and organization techniques breed a culture of clear communication and teamwork.

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  • Bill of Materials for PCB: Part Numbers and Organization, or Packing Tetris?

    Bill of Materials for PCB: Part Numbers and Organization, or Packing Tetris?

    Learn how to use part numbers to effectively organize your BOM for your next PCB design project.

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  • BOM Cost Analysis Shows PCB Design Savings Just Over the Horizon

    BOM Cost Analysis Shows PCB Design Savings Just Over the Horizon

    Poor planning shouldn’t stop you from exploring the world, and don’t let it impede your PCB design process either with BOM cost analysis tools.

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  • No Icebergs Here, Captain! Board Rule Checking for Bill of Materials Management

    No Icebergs Here, Captain! Board Rule Checking for Bill of Materials Management

    Combining design rule checking and manufacturing rule checking will give your PCB and bill of materials the best chance to be error free and manufacturing ready

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  • Your PCB Bill of Materials Report Can Be So Much More Than a Simple Statement

    Your PCB Bill of Materials Report Can Be So Much More Than a Simple Statement

    BOM management tools are more than a standard PCB bill of materials report generator. See how they can help you elevate your design to the next level.

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  • Don't Stay in the Tower: BOM System Communication and Component Pricing Costs

    Don't Stay in the Tower: BOM System Communication and Component Pricing Costs

    Even Dragon’s leave their towers sometimes. Try progressing your BOM management from the dark ages to the modern age with more effective communication skills and real-time component pricing.

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  • Cross-Probing Electronic Components in PCB BOM Software

    Cross-Probing Electronic Components in PCB BOM Software

    How cross-probing between the schematic, layout and the BOM in PCB design electronics BOM software can give you more power and control over your PCB design.

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  • Electronic Parts Obsolescence Management, It's Your Move

    Electronic Parts Obsolescence Management, It's Your Move

    Understand more about how to manage your component obsolescence with your bom software.

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  • The Wheel Keeps Turning: Advanced Bill of Materials for PCB Design

    The Wheel Keeps Turning: Advanced Bill of Materials for PCB Design

    Don’t let your desire for comfort impede your ability to get work done efficiently and effectively, make sure to stay up-to-date with innovations in BOM software.

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  • Is Cloud Data Storage a Gold Rush for Remote Access to BOMs in PCB Design?

    Is Cloud Data Storage a Gold Rush for Remote Access to BOMs in PCB Design?

    Don’t keep walking your data around town, pushing it in a trolley to keep it with you and safe. Use cloud data storage to make remote access and BOM management easier than yelling “Eureka!”

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  • Sayonara Input Errors: PCB Component Management Software and Tool Commonality

    Sayonara Input Errors: PCB Component Management Software and Tool Commonality

    Your ability to design a PCB will be greatly enhanced with PCB component management software that gives you commonality between the different design tools.

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  • Finishing Strong with PCB Drawing Software and Manufacturing Data Files

    Finishing Strong with PCB Drawing Software and Manufacturing Data Files

    PCB drawing software and BOM management tools can help you to create drawings and other important manufacturing data to finish strong on your design.

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