Advance Steel 2021 – Prepare the Numbering Settings for Bill of Material

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A student recently had to create a small project for Advance steel, where they started from a template. When one completes files from a course, typically, most of the settings have already been applied for the student. It therefore comes as a surprise when they try to create a Bill of Materials (BOM) and the take-off will not work.

The following error shows up:

‘No matching base objects found. Please check the selection definition. If the property \”class\” is switched on, a value (beam, plate, …) is required’

The steps that you need to take are stipulated in the following article

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/advance-steel/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/No-matching-base-objects-found-when-trying-to-create-the-bill-of-materials-in-Advance-Steel.html

On the ribbon: –> Output –> Part marks panel –> Numbering

This opens the Numbering – Identical Part Detection dialogue. On the General tab, make sure to check the box for Process assemblies on the Assembly region.

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