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An option or a possibility to have a custom BOM balloon symbols with just the part name.
No other geometry is needed !(no circle or rectangle).
The attach should swith automatically from left to right when the note is move and the size of the part name can be different.
If you have a parameter with the part name, you can do this using the a note leader. Simply create a note with a leader and make the attachment to the component you are interested in, type &PARAMETERNAME:ATT where "PARAMETERNAME" is your user defined parameter for part name.
This only works for user defined parameter. For some reason, PTC doesn't allow to work with system created parameters.
We created this as a custom BOM balloon with part number and description pulled from a BOM table and then we hide the table on a layer.
Has it's own problems with quantities, but it's a work around.
We do this too. We have a custom balloon that pulls part numbers from the repeat region. We have the QTYs listed below the part number.
Thanks all for remarks !
We use too custom balloons.
It's not to bad but there is a little inconvenient: the attach at the part name is fixed.
So if you have parts with different name lenght, the distance between the name and the attach is different and can't be reduce for short name.
see img attched.
We have implemented it a little differently so that isn't a problem although as you can see below our solution may not be exactly what you want either.
YES, great !
A bottom attach is a good workaround.
The names lenght is not too critical for us: names may all have the same digit number.
Thanks again for answers !
Just to be clear, we don't have a bottom attachment. We have modified the default balloon to include the part number instead of the find number:
or in our case:
PTC requires you to have the circle for the balloon (A call to PTC confirmed this) so we have just made it really really really small so that you don't see it.
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