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)


Registration and Sign-in

Registration and account verification
Login and passwords
What if I cannot login?

Quick Start

Import your first BOM from Excel
Import your first BOM from CAD

Getting Started

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

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
Share and collaborate
Team Views

Formulas, Totals and Roll-ups


OpenBOM user interface

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

Catalogs (Documentation under construction…)

Bill of Materials (Documentation under construction…)

Import and Export

Importing from Excel to BOM and Catalogs
Exporting from OpenBOM to a variety of formats

Production Planning and Purchase Orders 

  • The production planning process
  • Vendors and Vendor Lists
  • Order BOM
  • Purchase Order

9. Inventory Control (Documentation under construction…)

  • Inventory control – Catalogs, quantity on hand, quantity gaps and more
  • Adding / Removing / Changing an item in a BOM and reflecting those changes in the production planning
  • Releasing to production

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

OpenBOM Solidworks Integrations

Netsuite Integration

11. 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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