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Issue with BOM balloon type change

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Issue with BOM balloon type change

Dear All,

There are parametric bom balloons in multiple sheets.

If I change the bom balloon type from quantity split to simple circle, all the parametric balloons in the drawing except the one's which are in current sheet are going off.

Has anybody faced this issue?

Request all to let me know due to what this behaviour occurs.

Thanks in advance.

Y S Srikanth Kashyap

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

If I understand correctly, PTC only allows one balloons if the it is quantity split. So you cannot have multiple "5"'s on a drawing some on page 1, 3 and 8. They will only show up on one page.

If you are changing them, they are probably assuming you want the current page to have the balloon verses other pages.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

If I change the type to custom symbol, it works.. Only issue is with conversion from quantity split to simple type.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

If I am understanding you correctly can't you make a "custom" symbol that is just a copy of the simple type and then use that? Are you using ALT symbol?

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

As per the requirement ,It needs to be "simple circle".

It is in few drawings itself. Not all.

So I was wondering, what could be the cause for this behaviour.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

Can you clarify what you mean by "going off"

Also you didn't answer my first question.You said that a custom symbol works. Have you tried making a custom symbol that looks like the simple type and then use ALT symbol to replace the one that you want with your custom symbol that looks like the simple circle?

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

You may have missed it, but if you try and replace just one balloon with a simple balloon you get the message below. You can get around this by tricking Creo with a custom balloon as I mentioned above.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

Thanks for suggestion Chris.

Only in few drawings this issue is arising.

Suppose if a drawing has quantity split and if I change it to simple circle, it successfully converts.

In few drawings it is vanished.

I am not able to figure out why is this behaviour in few drawings.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

Going off as in , its getting erased.

It will be in drawing tree, but in erased mode.

I cannot create a custom symbol because it becomes symbol instance. But "simple circle "is a note.

I am not allowed to create custom symbol and use it as "simple circle" balloon type.

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QtyBalloonIssue.PNG

Balloons are in erased mode after conversion.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

I have had leaders disappear on me (for which I understand the reason) but I have never had balloons get erased on me. Is it possible you have a fancy layer rule that looks for the simple balloon type and layers them off? Other than that, I don't have any other ideas. Maybe someone else has experienced this. It may be helpful for other people to specify what version you are using.

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

This issue comes when we do ballooning by components.. Simple balloons will be erased once we change the bom balloon type

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And I am loading ProE part into Creo.. Can this be one of the reason?

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Re: Issue with BOM balloon type change

No opening up older versions of a CAD part will not cause this issue. Do you have maintenance? If so I would file a ticket with PTC. It sounds to me like you have a bug.

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