In Smart Materials, a Bill of Materials (BOM) can be considered as a list of materials for a node in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It can be created for a unit, an area, a line number, or an isometric. Commonly, BOMs are created for line numbers in the estimate or forecast phases and for isometrics post the design initiation.
In the estimate or forecast phases, materials are entered either manually or are imported from Microsoft Excel sheets. Later in the design phase, the materials are imported from a CAD system.
SDB has defined the E&PI (BOM) related project defaults and has setup the BOM module.