Podcast Ep. 3: All about parts purchasing
This week we are joined by Brett and Magnus from Worthington to talk about parts and parts purchasing.
As part of our effort to make going from project upload to quote and order as fast and painless as possible, CircuitHub now supports auto-reconciliation of BOMs that are uploaded along with your design files.
Simply upload a BOM .csv or .tsv file along with your other design files and CircuitHub will automatically reconcile your BOM using this information. You may upload another format, although, it will not be utilized for auto-reconciliation. (If it's your first time trying out CircuitHub and you have a BOM in a different file format, we would be happy to reconcile your first project on your behalf if you reach out via our chat).
At a minimum you must provide a reference designator column, which is used to associate the data from the rest of the row with the imported Project BOM line as well as a column denoting the manufacturer part number.
Below are a couple examples of what the ideal BOMs to upload would look like.
A detailed BOM with supplementary columns:
A minimal BOM with reference designators and corresponding Manufacturer Part Numbers:
You are still welcome (and encouraged) to also specify your part numbers directly in your EDA tool. Both methods will be taken into account for auto-reconciliation.
For additional information and full technical guidelines on how to format your BOM so that our software will be able to utilize it, please see here.