Welcome to OpenBOM documentation!

How to access OpenBOM support

We are in the process of complete re-write of the documentation.  Can’t find what you need? Tell us on support@openbom.com, we’ll be immediately on it! OpenBOM Old documentation is available here (you will still find it useful)


  1. Registration and Signing in

Registration and account verification
Login and passwords
What if I cannot login?
Import your BOM from Excel
Import your BOM from CAD

2. Getting Started

Dashboard and user interface
Create BOMs
Create multi-level BOM
Create Part Catalog and use it with BOM
Create Parts
Import data
User defined views
Integrations with CAD systems

3. OpenBOM model and concepts

Properties and property types
Public and private properties
Parts, Part Catalogs and Bill of Materials
BOM: Single-level, Multi-level, Flattened
User defined views
Share and collaborate
Team Views

4. OpenBOM user interface

and Dashboard
Create BOM and Part Catalog
Import, Search and Folders
Bill of Materials
Part catalogs
Property tables
Data Share
Dashboard configuration
Change report
Import BOM from Excel
Info Panel
Team Administration
Help menu
Getting started

5. Catalogs (Documentation under construction…)

6. Bill of Materials (Documentation under construction…)

7. Import and Export

Importing from Excel to BOM and Catalogs
Exporting from OpenBOM to a variety of formats (Documentation under construction…)

8. Order BOM and inventory control (Documentation under construction…)

9. Integrations with CAD systems (Documentation under construction…)

OpenBOM Solidworks Integrations

10. APIs and custom integrations

OpenBOM API Specification Doc

About OpenBOM Documentation:

As the success of OpenBOM continues to grow, you, our users have asked for documentation to help get the most out of using OpenBOM.  So we’ve embarked on the process of creating this documentation guided.  Our goal is to provide you with information that is as helpful, clear and concise as possible.

For the last 6 months we added and modified many OpenBOM features and functions, which requires lot of documentation pages to be updated.We are in the process of complete re-write of the documentation. But, we are also actively developing OpenBOM. Writing help and documentation for OpenBOM which is in development with releases every 4 weeks is like never ending job of Golden Gate Bridge painting. But we are doing our best to keep OpenBOM documentation relevant and up to date.

If you have questions about documentation, please contact me directly: oleg @ openbom dot com. Thank you for using OpenBOM!

Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO and co-founder.

Old documentation page:

OpenBOM Old documentation is available here (you still can find it useful)

Thank you,

Your OpenBOM Team.

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