Tables have seen several improvements in SolidWorks 2014. One specifically for BOMs is the ability to save sorts. In previous versions of SolidWorks, sorting BOMs was a one time action. Each time you wanted to sort a BOM, you re-entered your criteria. Not any more. BOMs now have an option that allows you to save your sort by checking the setting called “Save current sort settings” from the Sort dialog. Sort dialog is now available when you right-click on the BOM and select Sort>Custom Sort….
Once OK is selected in the dialog, your settings will be stored with the BOM table. If you make changes to your assembly or the BOM that adds, removes or changes your components, you can reapply your sort at any time by right-clicking on the BOM and selecting Sort>Apply Saved Sort Scheme.
Additionally, when Save current sort settings is employed on a BOM, the settings are remembered when that BOM is saved as a BOM template. This means, on any new drawings, the sort is automatically applied when the BOM template is used to create new BOM!