If you have a part symbol and package set up properly you can go on with setting up a new device and the devices technologies.
In the Device Editor you have to create a new Device and add a Symbol (by simply). To have an easy example we will start with an simple 2 terminal resistor, and call the device R. Then you add your Package Variants, as i did here. I’ve added some Packages i have drawn before, and connect Symbol Pins with the Package Pins.
And at last the most important, creating technologies.
Every Package Variant can have several Technologies.
For example think of a 0603 Resistor, in values 1kOhm and 100kOhm. These would be the Technologies (i created here some more technologies for later use) in the Package Variant 0603. After adding these technologies you can easily add attributes and fill in the Information for every technology and every attribute. If you include an attribute called Value, the placed technology would automatically set this value for the part in schematic and layout editor.
Some Attributes which should always be added for a complete BOM export:
MPN (Manufacturer Part Number)
OC (Order Code)
OTHER (for some additional Information)
VALUE (for the displayed Value)
additional Attributes for faster part choice which i use in some other devices could be:
POWER (rated Power)
TOLERANCE (Tolerance in Value)
COST-100 (cost of 100Parts@supplier)
I-SAT (saturation current of a coil)
RDC (DC Resistance of e.g. a coil)
IDC_MAX (maximum DC Current)
VOLTAGE (rated Voltage e.g. of a Capacitor)
If you keep all that in mind when creating a new Device you will get a sweet Bill of Materials with every Information you need with one easy click. To see such a sample BOM only created by filling in all listed attributes in every device you will get something like this: