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Creating BOM balloons w/qty for flexible hoses

ahusain
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Creating BOM balloons w/qty for flexible hoses

Greetings,

I need to show the same hose part number in multiple deformed states within an assembly. We model each variant hose as a separateassembly. Their filenames are the same p/n but a different suffix. Thus, by filtering out the suffix, I can use relations within the repeat regionto make them all the same p/n as well as show the correct quantity in the repeat region. The problem is:

  • cannot fix index
  • cannot show balloon w/qty
After trying every trick I can think of, the answer seems to be to use WF4, which supports BOM balloons for flexible components, or apply draft entity balloons. Even if we use WF4, we have a lot of legacy hoses which cannotbe Rev changedto make them 'flexible'. I've tried using component parameters and cabling parameters to store the p/n, but no success. This would seem like an issue that existed long before WF4, so I wonder if any of you could share how youhave succeeded with it? Thanks in advance!

Akbar Husain

WF3 M130


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Akbar,

A split balloon will show the Qty below, drawback can be, If you have any
checkers using Mil-Spec. standards or
even Ansi, you may have a time getting them thru check.

Work-around is to redefine the split symbol. 3 are needed. One for no Qty,
one for Qty left side, and one for right side.
Redefine the symbol removing the split line and remove the Qty for
no-quantity, for the left and right remove the center split
line and move the Qty to the left or right.
Also want to resize the balloon, unless in drw set-up file

They are temperamental from Pro-E version to version. Needs to be a
request to add this function to Pro-E.
Along with being able to add an item number to a note which will update
per the parts list.


Douglas Bowles/Sr. Mechanical Designer
Advanced Programs Dept.
Bldg M09, Col.D7 , D0718,
phone 520.807-9158
cell 520.490-9395



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08/27/2008 05:34 AM
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Greetings,
I need to show the same hose part number in multiple deformed states
within an assembly. We model each variant hose as a separate assembly.
Their filenames are the same p/n but a different suffix. Thus, by
filtering out the suffix, I can use relations within the repeat region to
make them all the same p/n as well as show the correct quantity in the
repeat region. The problem is:
cannot fix index
cannot show balloon w/qty
After trying every trick I can think of, the answer seems to be to use
WF4, which supports BOM balloons for flexible components, or apply draft
entity balloons. Even if we use WF4, we have a lot of legacy hoses which
cannot be Rev changed to make them 'flexible'. I've tried using component
parameters and cabling parameters to store the p/n, but no success. This
would seem like an issue that existed long before WF4, so I wonder if any
of you could share how you have succeeded with it? Thanks in advance!
Akbar Husain
WF3 M130

Akbar,

Sorry, my first response did not apply to your question.
Have you tried assembly instances?


Douglas Bowles/Sr. Mechanical Designer
Advanced Programs Dept.
Bldg M09, Col.D7 , D0718,
phone 520.807-9158
cell 520.490-9395



"Akbar Husain" <ahusain@estandard.com>
08/27/2008 05:34 AM
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Greetings,
I need to show the same hose part number in multiple deformed states
within an assembly. We model each variant hose as a separate assembly.
Their filenames are the same p/n but a different suffix. Thus, by
filtering out the suffix, I can use relations within the repeat region to
make them all the same p/n as well as show the correct quantity in the
repeat region. The problem is:
cannot fix index
cannot show balloon w/qty
After trying every trick I can think of, the answer seems to be to use
WF4, which supports BOM balloons for flexible components, or apply draft
entity balloons. Even if we use WF4, we have a lot of legacy hoses which
cannot be Rev changed to make them 'flexible'. I've tried using component
parameters and cabling parameters to store the p/n, but no success. This
would seem like an issue that existed long before WF4, so I wonder if any
of you could share how you have succeeded with it? Thanks in advance!
Akbar Husain
WF3 M130
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