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multiple leaders for auto created balloons

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multiple leaders for auto created balloons

To all,

 

I was wondering if there is a way to add a leader to an auto created BOM balloon on a drawing. I have a view with multiple items that are the same and cannot find how to add another attachment for the additional parts.

 

Also, does anyone have a custom symbol that you can have multiple balloons for the same leader. this would be good when pointing to a bolted assembly where you have a bolt/screw, washer and nut. This way you have one leader for all three, and don't need three separate balloons for each part.

 

One more item, is there a way to add in the quantity on the BOM balloon?

 

Dennis

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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

Split balloon will allow you to put the quantity in one half.

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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

I believe you can click on the annotate tab, right click the balloon, add reference then click and hold CTRL and click all the areas you want the extra leaders to..

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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

It's not possible to add reference to a bom balloon. Only regular notes allow for multiple leaders.

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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

It is not possible to do this for parametric balloons (driven by repeat regions). You could create your own symbol that looks like a balloon and manually add it with multiple leaders (although I wouldn't advocate for this).

You are not the first to make this request. It may be a good product idea request.

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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

‌For you're second request Creo accomplishes this by merging balloons.

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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

To add the quantity:

  • Select the whole table
  • Right click and select properties
  • On the BOM Balloons tab change the Type to Quantity Split

Use window select, query select, or hove mouse off corner of table to highlight the whole table.


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Re: multiple leaders for auto created balloons

Depending on the amount of items in a view I just "Create Balloons - All" delete all the balloons that I do not want multiples of, and then "Create Balloons - View". This will give me multiple instances of a single balloon number(say if you have multiple switches or fasteners that look the same in a view but are technically different PN) and then the rest of the items can be identified by the single balloon.

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