What’s the best practice for generating a BOM for a PCB where some of the components are multi-part assemblies? Think fuse and fuseholder, or transistor and heat sink. In my case, a Jack consists of:
one red housing,
one black housing, and
two contacts (Anderson Power Poles)
I’d like to list the part numbers and distributor’s information for each part of a Jack.
I found one answer at Making multiple BOM items for one schematic component, but was concerned that it was 7 years ago. I wasn’t sure if the solution at Single-part, multi-item symbols? applied to my use case.
Has the advice changed with more recent versions of KiCAD (I’m using 5.1.7)?
What about including mechanical parts that have no electrical purpose, such as stand-offs for legs. What about including a part number and source for the PCB itself in the BOM. Any suggested way to do this?
Thanks for all your suggestion and advice. I’m enjoying using and learning about KiCAD. Thank you to all the developers who’ve worked on it.